Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... by the port. We then walked the other direction hoping to find something else interesting to look at. This half of the island was mostly a military base so we couldn't take photos of the coast below or the island across. We continued on for a while in this direction, listening to the drum line as we walked along this side of the coast. We made it to a downhill section and decided we really didn't want to walk up it so ...
... area. Well. Just what we were looking for. Local cafés with local people. Not a tout in sight. We walked in, sat down and had a great but really simple meal of kebabs and meatballs and salad. Nothing fancy but nice. And then next door into his brother's café, Holy Coffee. Terrible. The family have a Greek heritage and the coffee was as we remembered it in Greece. Nasty. Bitter. Full of grounds. We added a mountain of sugar to make it palatable and downed it in a ...
Today started wet, seriously raining. Needless to say we had a leisurely breakfast. By 10.30 it had eased to a drizzle and with golf umbrella in hand we set out for a trip on the Bosphorus. We had been offered all sorts of boat trips by agents and street sellers, all madly expensive. With a stroll to the quayside we walked onto a 2 hour tour for 3 Euro; a tad cheaper than the 150 Euro one being offered at the hotel, for the same boat!
It started within minutes ...
Did You Know Turquoise Comes From Turkey?
Our first full day in Istanbul was lovely. It truly is a beautiful city and there are so many things to see and do. First, we visited the very famous Blue Mosque (although its real name is the Sultan Ahmet Camii). I know this is what everyone has said and will ever say, but seriously, guys-- it's beautiful. The walls and ceilings are covered with striking designs in the vibrant blue (or ...
... of mud. Yes, this was to be our first experience of mud and coverage of the body. When you're young and in a river or lake we have all tried it by smothering yourself with mud, well this wasn't any different! We lathered the mud on and were left to dry in the sun before washing it off in the freezing cold water. This was suppose to rejuvenate the skin and get rid off cellulite. (So as you can imagine all the girls were piling it on to their thighs!) We then ...