The Peak Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... a sultan, generally have 4 minarets, but this one has 6. In the past the imam would climb the minaret five times a day for the call to prayer. Nowadays he broadcasts the call through speakers on the minaret. The echoing call to prayer is quite haunting.
Turkey is now predominantly Muslim. Under Constantine the Great, Istanbul was the center of the Christian Orthodox Church but became Muslim under the Ottomans. Shortly after the ...
... in Istanbul. The trip took about 30 minutes and stopped just a few blocks from the Grand Hyatt. We arrived around 3 and then went out to explore the town. Taking the hotel's suggestion, we started at The Kebap for an appetizer of hummus and pide (aka pita-ish) bread baked in their wood fired oven. Delicious. We were surprised to learn that The Kebap had a great dining terrace with a beautiful view of the city and the Bosphorus! After appetizers, we walked to a ...
... in time for the high season which starts just about now! We wake every morning to the sound of drilling, bashing and grinding. Construction is just not kept for daylight hours. Oh no. A tradesman will start working at 10.30pm, 2am or anytime of the day. Just across from our favourite tea café, we saw a shop which had been completely gutted, renovated (new windows, walls, display shelves/furniture, painted), stocked, and opened for business within ...
... barracks where Florence Nightingale served in the Crimean War. We stopped and walked through the Kadikoy neighbourhood. Kadikoy is one of the fastest growing districts in Istanbul for the last 25 years, it has areas of up-market shopping with fashionable shops, fine dining and entertainment making it popular especially for wealthy local people. We walked through the market area with many nice produce and meat shops.
Our last stop of the day was the Summer Palace ...
... person in the 2 story hotel was rather surprised to be looking down on a hot air balloon. We had fully charged the camera the night before luckily, as it was almost flat afterwards. Going through the photos deciding which to keep took almost as long as the ride itself. After a quick glass of bubbly and presentation of certificates it was over – not a bad way to start the day and all done before breakfast time!