Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
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... a while, and the lighting made a good picture impossible with my camera's settings. Took the tram to Beyazit station for the Grand Bazaar, and also to do some of the Bazaar Quarter walks. Ended up getting hopelessly lost, but still saw some of the sights mentioned. I did not enjoy the bazaar at all. People are pushy and aggressive. I could not walk three steps before being approached by a salesperson. Saw a couple of ...
... Sophia and then entered the Topkapi Palace area with its impressive stone gates and walls, gardens and courtyards.
We had lunch at a typical Turkish restaurant. -Fish , salad and of course effes beer.
After lunch we then coached to the covered Grand Bazaar. The Bazaar was packed with visitors such as ourselves. The atmosphere consisted of the smell of spices, the din of hundreds of people talking in a way that no words ...
... washed down with a couple of sneaky beers - they were served in paper cups as they probably not licensed. Then back to the ship for a bit of rest and recreation around the pool so we could get ready for another round of eating and drinking tonight. Amazingly, we have both lost weight probably due to all the walking we have been doing thanks to AJG's arthritis having diminished greatly probably due to the new natural remedy he has been ...
Men. Argh. There are so many men in Istanbul. But I'm trying to get used to it and not let it consume me. Blah. We hit the Grand Bazaar at open time and wandered around the 65 streets and 4,000 stalls. There is apple tea being delivered left, right and centre. This act amazes me and I don't know why. The small silver plates ...
Had a western standard for breakfast this AM--Starbucks cinnamon roll and a cappuccino...oh so good after a lot of chai and not-so-sweet breakfast food. Headed over to Eminönü on the ferry and straight for the 1500 year old Hagia Sophia, bringing along a history book to explore every narthex and aspe.
The building is a monument to the genius of ancient Byzantine architects, artisans, and engineers. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking