Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... can buy fresh bread. and 10,000 kinds of baclava and turkish delight. made with pistachios and pomengranetes and sesame and hazelnuts and walnuts. oh, and sugar. you can buy a chunk of fresh tangy feta-like cheese the size of brick for $3. you can buy tomatoes that smell real and artichoke hearts peeled on front of your eyes. and sit down and you can get all of the above and roasted eggplant dishes. and creamy spinach. and home made ravioli in a tangy yogurt sauce. and ...
... deposited at a very attractive island along with a number of other tourists. It was now 3.30 and - as much as I had enjoyed soaking up the sun on the tope deck of the ferry and watching various men come and do shopping TV style demonstrartions of their mainly kitchen utensils - there was no way I was going to have a chance of getting to the football if I spent too long on the island. I therefore did a very quick loop which confirmed that yes it was a beautiful ...
... that it was going to be busy. We'd already visited it ten years ago, when tourist numbers were far less, so we weren't too bothered. this time. Better to remember it like that than with it crowded like a football stadium. On looking more closely at our tourist map we suddenly realised that the trip to Dolmabache was going to be a whole lot easier than we'd expected. There was a tram line going all the way from where we were in Sultanhamet Square to Kabotas, and ...
... pm, we and 5 other people walked with Polat, our guide, through 6 towns and 15 districts. He took us to rich areas, poor areas, religiously conservative/ liberal areas...with stops along the way to taste traditional Turkish foods, Turkish coffee, and Turkish tea. Polat shared not only history and culture with us, but also his perspective on religion, politics, business, and just living in Istanbul. Some ...
... also really added to the spectacle, as they drifted in and out of view.
I feel like I just wrote a cheesy sales pitch to visit, but it really was a wonderful part of our trip and while sad to leave Turkey we can’t wait to see our friends tomorrow!
We’re on a train to Florence right now to meet the Goforth clan and Kristina, and mushy travel brain is setting in, so going to let the pictures do the rest of the talking. ...