The Byzantium Hotel & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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... After visiting the Mosque I headed off to The Archaeological Museum just as the first Turkish people were arriving for Midday prayer.
After another short 10 minute walk I arrived at The Archaeology Museum. The museum features many pieces from Turkey's rich history walking around took a few hours and can be very informative to tourists and ...
... coastal town overlooking the Adriatic where we decide to stay for a couple of nights. There's no hurry and "Johnny's" apartments are magic straight across from the beach. We enjoy poking about, walking the promenade and would you believe the Le Meredian Marina! Yes, much better than the Croatian Boat show Neville thinks ... lots more to look at and to ponder .... if only! It's Tuesday and on to Dubrovnik. We don't need to have the car there until 5pm so there's plenty of ...
... men praying on the street at a mid-day prayer service while we were having lunch at a sidewalk café, but the Turkish woman in a travel podcast we listed to explained that most Turks would want to see the Turkish military intervene if the civilian government ever attempts to create an Iran-style Islamic theocracy. And while Turkey is a thoroughly modern nation where things generally run very well, one still gets a feeling that there is an undercurrent ...
... Golden Horn in Istanbul (where I took the shot from). The bridge in the distance is very similar to the Golden Gate Bridge in architecture, but getting a good picture has been difficult because of the distance and the obstructions to most other views.
Then we toured the royal treasury. That is one of the most spectacular museum-like displays I have ever walked through. Because they don't allow photographs in the display, I took notes as I ...
... home we stopped at an outdoor cafe and had some tea and hooka. Mom tried it too. We got the apple flavour. It was really good at first, but after puffing on it for awhile I got lightheaded and did not need anymore. There was a whirling Dervish performer, so that was neat to see. They literally train for years and all they do us twist around in a circle and sometimes raise their foot. I was underwhelmed, but I suppose I could never twirl like that for a ...