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 …
... 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 ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services