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TripAdvisor Reviews Alaaddin Hotel Istanbul
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... that is full of nick-nacks and whatnots aimed at tourists with more money than sense. Orientation done. On Friday as this is a big day of pray for Muslims we opted to avoid the Sultanamhet mosque (the Blue Mosque) and concentrate on the Spice and Grand Bazaars. Walking across the Galata Bridge to the old city there are scores of men fishing for small mackerel off the bridge. When their luck is in they pull up 5 or 6 small ...
... didn’t have automobiles when they built this area 300+ years ago. The taxi left us at the entrance at the top of the alley wherein we walked straight down for the rest of the way. And, that’s ok because my bill for three nights is $85.00 US dollars - including breakfast - and the owner’s son carried my three pieces of luggage to my room before I made it to the second floor. I may have made it quicker up the steps if ...
... glass lighting up the vast prayer space. The only downside to the attraction is the mass of fumbling, bumbling selfie taking obnoxious tourists that you have to share it with.
Once outside again we wandered through the gardens and out to the Sultan Ahmet park which separates the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. This provided both the best spot to take in the 2 buildings and a peaceful setting to sit, people watch (which is rather interesting in a place such a Istanbul) ...
... the surface of the earth. When you are young you can assume that if you keep moving you will return at some point. And I did return to Istanbul in 1997 at the end of several weeks in Turkey, but of course the city and I had both changed. Now on my third visit I appreciate that for a pedestrian visitor, Istanbul ranks with New York, London, Paris, and Calcutta.
Practicalities: Apartment Galata Pera #4, Beyoglu, CAD ...
... Constantine decided to move the capital city from Rome to Byzantium, renaming it Constantinople. He had the Hippodrome built during that time. It was said to be able to hold over 100,000 people who came to watch chariot races and other sporting events. Although not much of the original hippodrome is left, some of the decorations remain. One that we spent time at was the large obelisk. This obelisk was brought ...