Plaza Hotel Istanbul
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- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... grilled gooey cheese dish covered in sugar syrup and pistachios (OH MY GOD), seemed to have a lot in common with me and I started thinking maybe I could just suspend myself in Istanbul permanently. And then I realized all good things are supposed to come to an end and felt at the conclusion of our evening that Istanbul had been a job well done. I didn't cross to the Asian side, or take a Turkish bath or even cruise the Bospherous but so what? Do I look worried? I think not. Istanbul, ...
Today I'm gonna go all in to view the most important sights of Istanbul, first stop Aya Sofya, Topkapi palcace and Sultanahmet area.
Before the Sultanahmet quest, Being a hospitality nerd, I want to see the historical hotel Pera Palace. It dates back to the late 1800 founded by the business man who also was forerunner for the Orient express - connecting Paris to Konstantinobel. During the years many famous personalities have stayed here eg. Agatha ...
... in one usually feels like sitting in an oven because of all the heat put off by the rotisseries. But I've never seen one quite like Konak before, with four levels of dining areas complete with a rooftop patio, all wonderfully airy and with views of people strolling below. The chandeliers, banquettes, and wallpaper ... it looked more like something you'd find in a fine cafe on the Champs-Elysees, than something you would ever expect to see as a kebab ...
... terminal at Eminonu by the Galata Bridge. It was close to 1900 (7pm) when we caught the ferry. Fortunately, it wasn't a long ride across. We found a little cafe on the main drag by the Bosphorus and ordered a fish sandwich for dinner before returning as the sun was setting, this time to Karakoy (north of the Galata Bridge). For old times sake, we thought it would be nice to walk across the Bridge (we had dined at a fish restaurant the last time we were here over 25 years ...
... found two stone heads of Medusa at the base of two different pillars. Oscar explained to us that these heads were moved there from an ancient building to the cisterns as a way of preserving the pagan religions when Christianity was beginning to take root as a major religion. After maybe ten minutes, we headed back up to the surface. Again we boarded the bus and headed to the Church of the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Church of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Istanbul We arrived ...