Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
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We have met our destination
Dear Friends, I am in India catching up on my blog. I have had NO time since leaving Greece. My time in Istanbul was awesome! Istanbul is a large city - 15 million people so it was a bit overwhelming at first. I was booked at the Four Seasons my first night and felt isolated from the culture. I found this small family hotel for 20% of the cost. I …
... over that time, it was great. The Aussie couple from Canberra who were picked up at the airport with us yesterday were on the tour, an American couple (two men) from Washington DC, and an American woman from New York. Claudia is originally from the UK, came to Turkey with her diplomat father, met her Turkish husband maybe 40 years ago and has been here ever since.
We didn’t actually go into the spice market itself, concentrated on the little ...
... regarding problems with the Pajero ...we also found out from Tiana via viber this morning that Gemma was born .Sonja and Peter have a daughter a d Ben and Achie a baby sister ..fantastic. News. Well going to the battle sites was very informative and emotional ..so many lost lives on our side and the Turkish side .....tonight we fine dinned at McDonald's after walking around canakkale looking at a park which had old mines cannons ...
... quiet in our place. I brought the Ipod and a speaker and sometimes in the morning put a podcast on just for a little noise .But it gets annoying after a while and we go back to our peace and quiet. The nights are still and calm. We both read, and Pete can tell you the history of every mosque and palace in town! And I'm venturing with Pi. Today is our 25th anniversary and we were talking that we'd NEVER have guessed that on this day we'd be in Istanbul. Or that we'd EVER ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service