Turquhouse Boutique Hotel
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1st stop Aha Sophia Standing in line from 8:45am 30lira 2nd stop Underground Cistern 20lira Break time - profiterol and Turkish cafe (was my favourite pudding!) beautiful cafe with red velvet seating and great sweets 3rd stop Street in front Aya Sophia connected to topkapi Sarayi walls 4th stop Hippodrome 5th stop Blue mosque Couldn't get in due to prayer time 6th stop Palace of Constantine 7th stop Kapala charsha Lunch at tarihi subasi ...
... sampled and some bought. We did not realise most Turkish Delight is made using honey, Typically the stuff we are fed in Australia is sugar based, The local product here is much better !!
Following the Spice Market we strolled over the Galata Bridge to have a look at the mighty Bosphorus and see what the fishermen were catching. Some were doing pretty well but most of the catch was small.
A return to the European side uner the bridge where ...
... And the sludge at the bottom!? What IS that!?
In addition to the people in the shops, along my journey were those who I stopped to ask for directions from. When getting lost within the first 1/2 hour of leaving the apartment, I found a little bakery to get something for breakfast and the people were very gentle there. Then down the road I asked a shop keeper which direction Taksim was or at least the bridge over to Fatih and he was very quick to try and ...
... surprised when he gave me a
receipt for this donation which was preprinted with “1 TL” and
had a serial number. Evidently a one lira donation is not uncommon
but I didn't see anyone else donate money.
That evening using the advice of the
hotel manager I took the tram to the “New Town” part of Istanbul
and patronized Ali Baba – a hookah club – that had all the
glitter of a Las Vegas casino. It cost $20 to smoke a ...
Woke 7am (sleep in) left 8.30am temperature 26. A bit under the weather today. Felt progressively worse as the day went on. Went to a leather factory and shop. A bit disappointing as there wasn't much of a tour through the factory just rushed out into the shop. Nice products but very expensive. Then to an ...