Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
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... go to the Grand Bazaar and pick up a few last items - which we did. Then we meandered down the hill in the back streets to the Spice Market. The diversity of offerings was amazing and we know from our last visit that we did not see the fantastic array of stuff on offer. Bag shops, dress shops, wedding dresses, shoes, hardware, children's clothes, suits, women's dresses and lingerie, sports shoes, socks, wedding accessories - you name it, we saw it. And this was just ...
... Sue had checked out all of the shops we had lunch there, which was a lovely salad. We tossed up whether we would do the cable car ride or just tram down closer to the Bosphorus Bridge and simply explore .. in the end the decision was made for us as we couldn't find the cable car, so plan B was it :) We wandered down the steep road towards the bridge and popped in to our favourite Turkish delight guys as the especially vacuum-sealed Turkish delight ...
... had a really nice flavour which made the intestines tender I guess you'd say haha. My face says it all in the photo though :-)
Next up was Turkish pizza - Pide. We had just a cheese one, even though it looks like a lot of cheese...it actually tasted quite nice. It was local yellow cheese used on it, which had quite a subtle flavour.
we are nearly there with 2 more stops - now back to sweet things. We stop for another locally made dish - Pistachio dessert 'katmer' ...
... was when the bill showed up, 75TL for 2 wraps, hummus, 2 sodas and the charge for the garlic sauce. We should have guessed the wraps would be expensive when there wasn't a price on the menu next to them but we assumed it would be like every other place 6-12 TL. Luckily that only was about $35 so it wasn't a huge hit but enough to make us look at menus a little more carefully.
After the sight seeing, we headed back toward the hotel. We had ...
... still suprised at the amount we found there! It was a mad house of tourists!! We have found that there is generally a wide ranging mix of tourists in Turkey, a lot of Germans, French, Russians with only a few Australians found along the way! Entering the Palace we realised how the Sultans of the day lived, and could imagine when they would come home on their horses with all their entourage. Everything had a tone of opulence to it, with ...