Vardar Palace Hotel
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... flying.At the hotel bags out except he pulled Gav's out upside down damaging the mechanism to the handle hence he had to buy another. On the way to the Palace we walked through a cafe which took us to Gulhane Park with magnificent grounds, gardens & fountains which originally formed part of the Palace consisting of 163acres, this was a find we didn't expect to see. Topkapi Palace which for over three centuries ...
... visit to the Hagia Sophia Museum (30TL entry fee) which is still under major renovation. Significant scaffolding still covers half of the floor area inside and many faces are being renovated externally. However, it does not stop the constant and huge flow of visitors through the doors to see the magnificence and sheer size of the building.
The fact that it has been used as a Christian church, then as a mosque and now as a museum adds to its ...
... experiences I had confirmed for me that I do not enjoy the over visited sites, weather conditions really can throw you off your game, and if at first you don't succeed, try again the next day. And when that day is awful, plan to visit again at a more ideal season and hope for the best. Istanbul, you threw me for a loop, but perhaps I have found a place in my heart for you after all. We'll see what happens on my last day tomorrow….
... walk from the
Old Town to the New Town districts of the city. This route brings one
over the Galata Bridge which spans the Bosphorous. This 1994
structure is famously partly because of its lower deck which is
filled with restaurants with tempting menus depicting all the sea
food dishes they offer. There is where I had a real culture shock.
Needing to use a toilet I entered the room labeled “W(ater)
C(loset)”. I paid the attendant 1 TL and entered the room. ...
... to gain admission to the bus/tram/ferry.
There were very few foreign tourists in the areas that we walked along. The district seemed to be a working district with a few market streets, but a lot of office-looking buildings. Traffic is equally hectic on both sides. We stopped by a cafe that was on a terrace of a hotel overlooking the coast.
The storm clouds setting in made us head back ...