Hotel Sen Palas
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-- Ryan Wells, Sound and Fury
I have waited nine and a half months to write this joke. It's one of my favourites.
Istanbul has lots of kittens roaming around the city. They are pretty cute, they get fed by the people and even provided with fresh water. There are also a few street dogs. They all seem very healthy, friendly and well behaved.
... water storage facility dating back to 500 AD, was repaired in the 1980's and opened to the public. There are more than 300 columns, and the whole place was cool, damp and eerily lit. Most unusual. Later in the evening, we went to the train station. The rail network is undergoing repairs & extensions so part of the trip to Bucharest will be by bus, part by train. I felt sad to be leaving Turkey - it's such an interesting ...
... was literally around the corner from our old hostel, which was slightly annoying as I could've gone much earlier. The Museum of Innocence was created by Orhan Pamuk, a Nobel Prize winning Turkish novelist who curated it to accompany his book, which followed a man's love for a woman, her death and his attempt to collect as many objects that she'd touched as possible. The museum was a presentation of such ...
... street and found the sign for a Terrace Garden. The garden wasn’t remarkable, but the seats were comfortable, we had a view of the backyards of the area, and several cats entertained us. We retraced our steps to find a taxi, and headed to our rooms, to rest, perchance to sleep.
We met our group and our guide. We set out again for dinner, determined to ignore the touts. And we did, but as we crossed the street to Sakura Carpet shop, we met ...
... the two-hour cruise. Sat on the left side, as TripAdvisor suggested, but ended up moving to the other left, as the boat turns once the cruise starts. Unintentionally sat by a tour guide and got to listen to his description of some of the sights, which was good because whatever was being said over the loudspeaker was undecipherable. Highlights: