Witt Istanbul Suites
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
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... this place I can rest my self at. I am shuffled to another guy and told that its a flat rate of 15 TYL, which I try to fight and say the other guy told me 10, but then they say traffic.. blah blah blah. Whatever! Just get me there. We speedily drive in and out of traffic and then do a u-turn, driver jumps out with my paper in hand and goes into a shop to ask for directions, at least he's thorough… He gets back in the car and drives up the road a bit more (I ...
... it. He left and then they all came back - musicians and "Dervishes". The ritual is all about the Order's beliefs that they are here to serve - it's really quite a beautiful story. The Order was founded on the idea of love and tolerance for all. The revolving symbolizes how everything in the universe revolves - atoms, the blood in the body, the solar system. When the Dervishes revolve, their arms are extended and one hand is up and one is down. That symbolizes that what they ...
Up at a sensible time and then upstairs to the 5th floor for breakfast at the roof top restaurant. Needless to say it was quite a different fare compared to an English breakfast. Lots of items the cook called cakes but in reality they were pancakes made out of things like Apple or mixed vegetables, selection of meats cheese and jams to make a roll. A short walk to the travel agent where we met Melee for a walking tour of all the old sites, some above ground and some below ...
- Transferred from Movenpick to hotel for next tour, Renaissance.
- Got map and money, taxi to Taxim Square to explore. Taximeter built into rear view mirror, 15L ($7.5) for about 5k.
- Very entertaining ice cream vendors, slick percussive moves with their long metal spoons with a bang on the bells now and then.
- Hysterical trams up the guts of the rambler Talabasi Bvd.
- Long line to get into ...
... height: normal;">The "Past and Future" exhibit was fantastic because it traced the development of modern/contemporary Turkish art from the 1910s to the early 2000s. The Ottomans encouraged artists to go to Europe to study, and the 1914 Generation painters brought back Impressionism and portraiture. In the 1930s, Ataturk wanted Turkey to reach "a European level of mastery in culture and the arts" so he encouraged more art, and artists responded with a synthesis of cubism and ...