Orka Royal Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
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10 minutes!! That is all it took to go the seven kilometres to the airport at 6:00 am this morning. It is unbelievable to think that that same commute has taken me upwards of 1.5 hours at various times during my trip. There aren't that many international flights leaving early in the morning so the airport was quite quite, as compared to the domestic one that is quite busy at this hour. I'm flying executive class since I booked ...
... Having missed it on our previous visit we were determined to see it this time. From there we walked up to the famous Grand Bazaar whose history dates back to the 1400s. With some 4000 shops, and allegedly between 250000 and 400000 visitors daily it really is something. There were huge crowds in and near the entrance and down the main mall area, but we had fun exploring some of the side streets where it was far less tourist within this ...
... reason the games were
awarded to Tokyo. So much for that dream.
When planning my return flight from
London to Seattle I noticed that under United Airlines' mileage
program it was cheaper to fly back from Istanbul that it was to fly
from London/Heathrow. The difference in price was just about the
price of a ticket on Turkish Airlines from Heathrow to Ataturk
Airport, Istanbul, so I carved out a week, including travel days, at
the end of my ...
... an irresistible vegetable and fruit market. Figs were calling out my name and I snatched up a kilo (which didn't see the light of the next day, by the way). We found a lovely rooftop restaurant.
...It is Ramadan which means the Muslim people fast from sun-up to sun-down for a month. They let us have a little head start. We watched the Muslims in the restaurant anxiously wait for 8:30 when the speakers ...
... of the wall. One of the flights of "stairs" leading from one level to the next along the wall was so steep that I had to use both hands and feet to climb it. With no guard rails in sight for virtually the entire wall, it imparted a nice sense of freedom walking the edges.
Early on in my explorations, I found a tower that was higher than most of the wall around it, so as the sun began to set, I returned to the tower for sunset and ...