Suite Home Cihangir
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... the chance I booked without breakfast and got my own for much less than the 10lira they were adding on. most places were in the $20-$30 range so reasonably priced. Pamukkale was the most expensive place I stayed. The food and drinks, all over town, were up to 3 times the price I paid in Istanbul.
The people are really friendly. A couple of times I found myself hopelessly lost and asked around and people everywhere were helpful. At one point I had ...
What a long, long day! We got picked up from our hotel in Istanbul at 8am, travelled courtesy of Turkish Airlines ( good food) and arrived in Rome about 1.30. It's only a 2 hour flight. From there we navigated our way into Roma Termini via the Leonardo train. We had to hang around there for a few hours and then got the high speed train to Venice (clocked About 247 kms an hour at its fastest). The train was about 20 minutes late which meant it was after 9pm when we arrived - ...
... Sth Africans and Canadians I think they may have been quite board, as it didn't mean anything to them and we ended up spending quite a bit of time at ANZAC Cove.
The next part of the day was driving back to Istanbul.
Once there Alex took us to the Grand Bazaar, which I had already been to, so he took Kristy and I to some smaller artisan shops he knew about that were quite out of the way - a much more interesting visit in my opinion.
We then went to ...
... declared its independence, Constantinople became Istanbul, and the structure became the museum it is today, where artifacts and architectural elements tell the story of this varied past.
After our visit to Hagia Sophia we take a walk through the underground cisterns built to store water for the city. Again an amazing place that has been used for a lot of movies.
Lunch was in an local restaurant - and out first taste of authentic Turkish food.
A short walk to the ...
... the dome of the Blue Mosque. Wandered through a bazaar, lovely stuff to buy so succumbed and bought a fabric necklace and a blue tile trivet. Blue Mosque next, so called because all the tiles on the walls and ceiling are same blue (Iznik) as my trivet. Amazing déjà-vu. Both John and I instantly felt it as we entered the courtyard - we had been there before, in1976. When we were there before, you could walk all over and original loose rugs were on the floor. Now ...