Yusufpasa Konagi Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
How many people have used that subject line for their blog from Istanbul, I wonder? You know, one of the earliest things I remember hearing about Turkey was that song (Istanbul Not Constantinople) because my grade 6 music teacher used to make us sing along to it...along with Eye of the Tiger and the War of 1812 (which was our favourite, as I recall …
... part of an ancient Greeksacrificial tripod, originally in Delphi and relocated to Constantinople by Constantine I the Great in 324. It was built to commemorate the Greeks who fought and defeated ...
While the rest of my family has adjusted to the time in Turkey, I continue to wake up early. Today it happened to be at 4:30 a.m. so I decided I should use the quiet time wisely. We have been in Istanbul for three days now and have enjoyed every minute of it. While the first day was an adjustment day, the second day we branched out and saw a few things.
We started our day by jumping the tram the Sultanahmet. While waiting for the tram we saw ...
... coffee. Lastly we went to the Blue Mosque. We had to hurry because they were closing soon for prayers. On the way in we saw several men performing ablution or the ritual washing of the face, hands, and feet before prayers. We took our shoes off and the women had to cover their heads before we could enter. Once inside we took a few pictures and had a short speech from the tour guide before we had to leave. Our tour guide ...
... with her, smiling ear-to-ear! Because we were seated on the stage, we seemed to get a bit more attention than the other tables. There was an audience participation segment, and the guy they chose to participate was from the USA and he was hilarious! His moves and his facial expressions were hilarious – he really got into it. That was one of my favourite parts of the whole night!
The show seemed to transition to a dance ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service