Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
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... putting my shoes back on a fellow was seeking donations for the mosque. I mused quietly if they had a donation box for the advancement of women's rights in Turkey. The Hagia Sophia was a different story and one of the highlights of the trip so far. We paid for a guide thus avoiding the crowd and learning an incredible amount in the 90 minutes we were with him. It's more than 1400 years old and been through a number of religion and thus architectural changes: a little ...
... buildings are located along the straight. In addition to the public buildings a few single family private residences are there as well. These buildings are very beautiful and are some of the most expensive in Istanbul. Then we went and had lunch at Ovali. We had another great Turkish lunch with lots of appetizers. The main dish consisted of different types of grilled meat, chicken ...
... to Istiklal Caddessi which is the main shopping street, it's very multicultural there with designers from all over the world and then stores like H&M, Starbucks, McDonald's, the Gap. It's basically a big high street with several churches and mosques on. We actually went into St. Antuan Catholic Church which has Christ suspended above the altar, it was pretty unusual in there, nothing like the churches in Rome. You can tell that Islam is the main religion ...
... for democracy only to laden the countries with debts and the only ones better off are the Americans).
Sharing land border with Iraq, Iran, Syria and sea with Greece. Turkey was impacted by all their problems. But despite all that, they still managed to grow and took in the refugees. They are a secular state with all the welfare for their people. And very young people too - majority of their pple were under ...
... It’s now a museum and the highlight for me was seeing an 86 carat diamond!
At mid-day, Levon took us to a 500-year-old restaurant for a traditional Turkish lunch that he ordered. New to us was yogurt soup, made from yogurt, rice and mint, and served warm. It was actually quite good, and could be easily duplicated. From there we went to the Hagia Sofia Museum (called the Ayasofya by the locals), which is the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services