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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... being pampered haha...I was constantly offered food,more food and a place to nap!!..Throughout my 4 days here I was not allowed to pay for one single thing!!! Every expense was taken care of,even some of the gifts I tried to purchase for my brother!!! I don't think you could get this amount of attention if you went to a 7 star hotel!! I am eternally grateful for their hospitality and I hope I can return the favor one day when they come to Australia!! So now ...
... inside and it blows you away. Almost triple in height to the blue mosque, the pillars, art, marble quite special. Eyah Sophia is now a museum and the locals no longer pray here, so also lacked that holiness. As oppose to 'the new mosque' we visited during prayer yesterday. At this stage i was a little "mosqued out", and on our walk to the wharf we were side tracked by a very polite old man. i knew where this was going, so off we were to his ...
... as lively as the bazaar. There were many stores and kebab fast food outlets. One of my favourites was watching a young girl getting Turkish ice-cream. turkish ice-cream is sticky and thick compared to the ice-cream we are used to. The man selling it would remove the entire ice-cream contents from the tub and twirl it on top of a metal stick while singing for attention. The ice-cream does not fall easily from the cone like gelato does, ...
Fortunately or unfortunately, there's more of the same to come tomorrow, with the Spice Bazaar next on our agenda. Watch out!
PS Although the Antik is a great hotel, the internet has proved too patchy for loading photos. We are as frustrated as you but hopefully you will believe our words for it that we are having an amazing time! Stay tuned for another update in about 24 hours from now.
... you look like you're from heaven."
"Your eyes, they capture me"
"Kiwi girl, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Baby Spice, Charlie's Angels!"
"Hey Kiwi girl, marry me, I want your babies..." <---- Possibly taking it too far
And numerous marriage proposals. Istanbul is excellent for a girl's self-estem.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility