Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
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Warning: Long entry ahead:
For the first time since the trip has started, we were able to SLEEP IN! Oh, it was glorious! I was able to sleep all the way until 8:15!! Woot woot, it's a record!! Ha. But that's what you get when you travel and want to do everything humanly possible in 24 hours.
In the morning, we went and visited the famous Blue Mosque. Because it is a religious site, we had to cover up shoulders, ...
... in a state of shock! Neither of us had any idea the other was here and we were both here under slightly strange circumstances. Faraz had thought that he was going to Germany, but Ola had surprised him, whilst I was here last minute and on a whim. It was pretty unbelievable that we had bumped into each other!
From the cafe, the three of us made our way up to Topkapi Palace. We paid the 25 lira for the ticket and made our way into the ...
Greetings from Istanbul. A city of delicious cakes, many mosques and far too many Chelsea fans (they're playing Galatasaray tomorrow night). Last night I arrived late off a Turkish airlines flight (highly recommended- Turkish delights on take off, beef burgers for dinner and more metal cutlery) and was met at the hostel by a glass of Apple tea and a discussion on weird Chinese food. I like this place. Today's weather has been cold and drizzly so I had ...
... this is the place is also where I found my husband! Apparently I would be a good little muslim wife! Ha! Just imagine! Although apparently this guy has several hotels and cafes in Istanbul and the Gold Coast (where he also has a 14 year old son!...see we were told everything!) we try and walk on he other side of the road now...just incase! We met our group in the evening and enjoyed a nice dinner overlooking the Hagia ...
... protesting about the proposed abolishment of the pensioners union. We could not believe what we were seeing. Of course Gary had to get involved and support their cause until the media arrived with their cameras. I said "get away, if they get you on camera we may never get out of Turkey" The pensioners loved him, he was like a celebrity. They were having their photos taken with him. You will see by my photos that I am not exaggerating.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking