Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
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... it would be cool to meet up when we reached Turkey, but I knew that it would be unlikely, given that Kayseri is about 8 hours by car from Istanbul in the heartland of Turkey. Subsequent to planning our cruise I emailed Cengiz to tell him that we would be finishing a cruise in Istanbul on a Friday morning. He immediately suggested a trip to his city and all the planets aligned to jump on a quick plane southeast. We had no idea what to expect.
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... decided no. We might regret that later. :) I had to use the bathroom so we paid to use them and I realized too late that it's just a hole in the floor like that infamous one I abandoned in Siena! Except I had to go too bad to walk away! It was time to figure this out and hope for the best. There was no way to completely take off my pants, which my instincts told me would be the only way to ensure I didn't pee on them, so I crouched and sort of held the waist band together to get it ...
... sweet with his bubble maker. There were several little kids who got very excited about the bubbles so he blew them so that they could pop them. Their giggles of delight made us laugh too. Then later in the evening we went to see the Whirling Dervishes. We got there about 10 minutes into the show but it was perfect because it wasn't too long. It took place at a Dervish lodge and was very authentic. He was very engaged and had lots ...
... called his "bed" that was tucked behind a curtain and lodged between two walls right off the living room. This was one of the best marketing ploys I had seen in a long time, but for some reason Sam Jackson loved it, maybe because Caroline had been talking it up since booking it months before. As the sun rose, we looked over our balcony and noticed the bay below us. The apartment was located in the center of the estuary of the Golden Horn, and the view ...
... door to the building, we were greeted by a brood of kittens crawling around the cement floor. We tried to avoid all the cat feces and ascended the five flights up to our apartment. The room was nice and included a small balcony that looked out on Galata.
By this point, we had worked up quite an appetite and we set out to try and find an interesting spot for dinner. Unfortunately, we had done no research about the area and we took a wrong turn down ...