Plaza Hotel Istanbul
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- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Swimming pool
- High-speed internet in room
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... we had no information given on what we were eating so can not tell you much about it . We had some sort of fried meatball then lamb with a pancake to make up a kebab type thing as onion and rice was provided and kofta balls. Desert was fresh fruit and Baklava which was delicious. Simon and David both gave speeches and David from yellow group sung karaoke . We finished off singing Happy Birthday to Judy . people made their own way back to the hotel and thus ended the cruise part of the trip ...
... window for a few seconds and glimpsing concubines playing at ball in a courtyard.
Once we emerged from the Harem, we wandered round the other two courtyards and then looked round the second one again properly, as the first time we'd been there we'd gone into the Harem ...
... up finding the Galata tower. This is an observation deck that overlooks the city of Istanbul, and more importantly, the Galata Bridge, which connects the two cities of Turkey together. This was an awesome experience - pretty crammed and high/unsafe, but awesome non the less. We could see plenty of beautiful mosques from up this high.
We headed down for a nice Turkish coffee ...
... visited two bazaars that cater both to tourists and to locals: The Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market.
So is it any wonder I've had trouble summarizing this journey? There was lots to see and do. Istanbul is a fabulous and welcoming place. I hope some day to return. And with the current way that Turkish Airlines is undercuting others' airfares, I may have the opportunitty sooner than later.
That's all for now! Vienna is coming up next, so blog to you later!
... we walked up to Taksim square and down Istiklal Road, a large pedestrian street packed with restaurants, shops, and street vendors. Even though it was Sunday evening, the place was inundated with an ocean of people as far as the eye could see. We walked around for a while, found a nice little restaurant, and sampled some typical Turkish fast food. We enjoyed some Döner kebabs, which apparently means "rotating kebab" in Turkish. Yummy. We also tried some ...