The Byzantium Hotel & Suites
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Aug 26...spent the day visiting the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bizarre.... warm day .. followed by a lovely dinner @ the roof top restaurant where we had a Testi Kebob which is chicken or lamb cooked in a clay pot over a open flame... very tasty... just relaxing in the room this evening and updating the travel blog.. had to summarize summarize the …
We landed in Istanbul on the 19th of May. The flight to Istanbul was interesting via Turkish airlines, firstly for some reason they seated us in between another couple? We swapped seats during the flight so it wasn't awkward, secondly when we asked for tea we got coffee and lastly they gave us an option of chicken, lamb or beef for our meals, but …
After an afternoon flight from Heathrow we had our first evening in Istanbul. The hotel is small and central and will be nicer in the summer when the garden at the rear will be open. Despite the cool weather we sat on the roof terrace and had our first beer of the holiday. From the roof we could see both the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia so …
... had columns and doors with great architectural style as well and beautiful gardens and courtyards to sit and enjoy the beautiful sight! We toured the artillery and the rooms where they kept all of the jewelry and clothes worn by the Sultan and his family! We saw on of the biggest and most famous diamonds in the world, discovered by a homeless man in a dumpster! Can you believe it? I wish I could have stumbled across something that beautiful! Next we had just a ...
... recommend I visit the basilica but I never thought to ask what it was, just assuming it was another pretty church. I was really impressed with this structure though, a huge underground cistern which was very beautiful to walk through. Next we had planned to see the blue mosque, but unfortunately, just my luck, on Fridays it's closed for four hours in the middle of the day, not re opening until 2:30, just before my shuttle to the airport. So in ...
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