Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... Getting out of the restaurant was a bit of a mission, the owner took us down the stairs one floor he tried to sell us leather jackets the next floor was lamps then the last floor was carpets which we had to sit down have apple tea while he tried to sell us silk mats worth thousands of US dollars. As you can guess we didn't buy them. We pick Bob and Janice up to tomorrow and start heading down towards Don's ...
... strategy for tomorrow's bazaar extravaganza. We arrive safely to the hotel-located in the old historic district. We can see the Blue Mosque beautifully lit up. Good deal, we'll be able to find our way back to the hotel after a hard earned beer. Very cool place but every restaurant comes with a salesman out front trying to lure you in. Best pick up line -to Sally- "you said last night you will come tonight. No? Ok maybe tomorrow." ...
... marble to aid with the more European look. The rooms in the palace are still separate for men and women, the haram. In the women's quarters the design is floral nut the men's quarters have a navel influence reflecting the sultan's love of the navy. The carpet's in the palace were produce in one town that was created for the sole purpose of weaving carpets for the palace. The carpets took two years to produce and during this time the town was unable to sell carpets to any one ...
... out to the local market this afternoon to grab some supper. That is all for today. J
September 16, 2013
It was another casual day at home. We spent some time in our usual place, Taksim square. We found Arby’s in the mall and couldn’t pass up ordering some Beef N’ Cheds. Not quite as good as home, but it still hit the spot.
September 17, 2013
We finished our third season of Sons ...
... thing. And at the end she washes your hair for you. I don't think anyone has done that for me since I was a child. It's weird. I can wash my own hair. Of well. It's an experience. In the afternoon I took a boat ride on the Bosphorus river. So beautiful :) and really relaxing too. Then I went back to the hostel to send off more résumés, they let me use their computer if I maned the reception desk. I thought it was a fair trade. I met a nice girl too who was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility