Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Last night we went out with Toni Rinaldi's family – what a lovely night we had. For my siblings there were:
Mirko & Marina with Rosa and Laura (very cute)
Davide & Romina with Diego and Matteo (also very cute) and
Michele & Irena – all lovely plus Toni, Antonetta and Craig and I.
We went to a local rural area called Campoleona to a rustic restaurant called Eugenios. The atmosphere was ...
... empires, including the Romans and Ottoman Empires. It is Turkeys hub for tourism, with over 35 million tourists visiting Turkey last year.
Claire was disappointed with her trip by bus this day as it took her over the suspension bridge to the Asian side of Istanbul, which took a long while to get there due to peak hour traffic. There was very little commentary, and then when they arrived they stopped at a point to take a ...
... building up on the mitt. I might have been alarmed to see that much "dirt" coming off of me, but I had been forewarned by someone in the hostel that this would happen. Again, I was given a one word instruction to turn on to my front, whilst he scrubbed my back with the other side of the mitt. Finally, I was told to "sit" and the scrubbing stage was completed by scrubbing my arms, before I was soaked with two buckets of refreshingly cool water.
I was told ...
... keep walking and not stop at any cost – quite a feat as they are extremely persistent! It was wonderful walking down the old cobble stone streets, past pavement cafes with their carpets and cushions and bright coloured lanterns – once again a splash of colour against the dark stone walls. Tokapi Palace is huge – set inside these beautiful gardens. There was room after room with niches to recline in, each with mosaic walls and ceilings in different colours. ...
... is listed as one of the must see sights of Byzantine Istanbul due to its frescoes.
When I got there it was closed Wednesdays which is very odd. In most places museums are open sat/sun then close Mondays. Wednesdays makes no senses?
It had round Byzantine domes with a minaret added ...