Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
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... sacred city. The minber is the area in which the pope (the sultans) would speak to the people. After Oscar gave an informative talk about the Blue Mosque and Islam we took pictures of the beautiful artwork with each other. Next stop was the Topkapi Palace. This palace was the home of the Ottoman Sultan's for four centuries. The palace consists of 3 courtyards which leads you through the palace. Ottoman jewelry, ...
... the wall just to try and feel the past. To feel marble and the wooden door that represents those years and years of humankind, of faith and of politics.
It was initially built as an Orthodox Christian basilica and was the largest cathedral in the world for 1,000 years. Interestingly,during the Ottoman conquest Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque (in like 3 days). Their takeover of Hagia Sophia was political rather ...
... It had the consistency of cement and was out of this world in terms of taste. The second time I had it with my first Turkish former au pair Hulya it was in small, almost crystallised pieces. It was golden yellow in colour and contained a few nuts. This was good but incomparable to the first time I had it.
A lot of communal dishes include fried onions covered in chilli, a very tasty form of yoghurt that is more savoury than sweet and a salad with cucumber, tomatoes ...
Today we woke up and left on the tram same as yesterday. We stayed on the Tram for 2 stops and looked for the funiculars. We took the funicular up to the Galata Tower. We saw a cello player, I went up to give him some Turkish Liras and he seemed happy. We were going to leave but a guy told us to stay. We were being recorded for the ...
My first destination was Istanbul reached at 25.1.2013 and it was a long trip as we stayed at a hotel near taksim street and we visited the museums that had Islamic theme of ottoman empire , Haiga sophia Was one of the great churches at that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking