Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... if we were allowed to sing in the area. Luckily, he gave us the go-ahead. We even got to go up on a stage in a little pavilion that just happened to be right next to where we were standing. So we pulled out a couple instruments and started singing. At first there were just a couple of people that had noticed us up there and stopped simply out of curiosity. But before we knew it, people were walking up with smiles on there faces! When we sang ...
... of the Hammam. Adrienne agreed that she too, felt better than she had in ages.
We stopped briefly to get a little 'snack' to take back to our rooms, and then said goodnight. I was sooo relaxed and sooo sleepy that I could barely eat mine. I crawled in the sack, and didn't MOVE until the clock went off at 8:30.
What a wonderful day, spent with new friends, and truly thrusting myself into Turkish Customs. It was a day that will be remembered for a LONG ...
... amp; I've been here less than a week.
To finish this post off,
"No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to
know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name.
Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine,
crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more
about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.”
... rose. Amazing. Purely amazing. How is something so large and so perfect built? All the hands that cut the marble and stone and formed the monument I stood in.. I can't even imagine the work that brought life to this building. It left me with a strange feeling, one that made me think about life in an odd way. To me, the Blue Mosque was akin to life itself - we want to have a life that is as grand, ...
... the sultans concubines lived. They would enslave young pretty girls from non Islamic countries (although slavery is forbidden in Islam it obviously didn't matter if they were not Islamic!) these girls were educated in singing dancing etc and the lucky ones became wives of the sultan. The new sultans were chosen from the sons born by the concubines. As they often ascended to the throne at a young age the mother of the sultan ended up controlling the reins. So in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsZeugma Hotel Istanbul
This 3 story hotel offered character and a very quaint space. I absolutely loved the antique feel. There were beautiful hardwood floors and collectors style furniture. In the bathroom was beautiful marble finished tile. The hotel had winding, marble stairs that went to the 3rd floor and the office staff was very accommodating. My only complaints (which are minimal) are the fact that there was no elevator and the automatic lighting system employed there. The lack of having an elevator was not a problem for but definitely would have been for an individual who has maybe knee or hip problems. Good value for the price.
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