Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... Tip #1:
I don't know about you, but I too fall prey to the "I don't want to look like a tourist" trap. I hate looking like I don't know where I'm going when wandering around a new city. And I'm far too lazy to spend ages memorizing streets in order to ensure that I'm not standing on a street corner with my giant map unfolded and pointing in all directions. So instead of pulling out said map, I now just take out my phone, ...
... he has a rug business', and then tried selling us one. At that moment we decided to say goodbye, but still crazy how small the world can be.
Once we we reached the Blue Masque, the line was much shorter. All women were required to be completely covered so I was given a scarf for my head before I went in. Also, you were required to take off your shoes before entering. It was very beautiful inside with mosaic designs and low ...
... bit before heading back to the hotel and found a cool clothes shop on the way where we both got a couple of T-shirts. At 8 we got a shuttle bus out to the dancing show where we had dinner and unlimited drinks supplied as part of the show. The show started with more traditional dancing, I was really excited to see the whirling dervishes but they were only on for about 2 mins! They did knife throwing at a block with their mouths and then came the belly dancing. There was ...
... about the upcoming Turkish election - it was the only thing that anyone wanted to talk about since I had arrived! When we came to settle up our bill, I realised that my earlier assumption had been completely wrong as I paid 70 lira (£20) for two drinks!
Ola's friends left us and we were joined by two more of her friends who took us to another bar, promising that it wouldn't be quite so expensive. We ended up in a bar called Kara Kedi, just by Istiklal ...
... well hole in the middle of the fortification was like a nightmare because they’re afraid of heights, but I loved the height, the view of the city and challenging climb.
There was a Panorama museum nearby, but we just opted for using their toilets instead, no thanks to the grumpy guards. Outside we tried a Boza winter dessert drink. It tasted so strange, a bit like a spiced and milky apple purée, but still nice!
Today we also sadly lost our ...