Boutique Dedem Hotel
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Days 232 to 236
Leaving London on Friday, it was time to let go of our cushy existence in the comforts of Kirsten & Simon's flat and get back into a bit of the "roughing it" part of our trip. Not too much, of course. Don’t be ridiculous. We’re kicking off the Middle East portion of our adventure with a visit to a place …
... mort: ça ne rigolait pas!)
L'espace des hommes est identique à celui des femmes, il s'agit d'une immense pièce avec un toit en dôme où de petites ouvertures laissent passer les rayons du soleil. Au centre de la pièce, une immense plaque de marbre hexagonale sert de "table de massage" et de gommage et peut accueillir jusqu'à huit personnes à la fois. Une expérience unique et un moment de détente assuré...pour peu qu'on puisse laisser sa pudeur de côté!
Of course, this was the last of Kyrgyzstan’s problems when severe ethnic violence emerged between Özbeks and Kyrgyz in 1990, 2005, and 2010. In the Kyrgyz democracy, the majority Kyrgyz are privileged while the Özbeks living in the Ferğana Valley lose out. And losing out in Kyrgyzstan is a fate worse than having to live in Kyrgyzstan. Almost half a million Özbeks have been displaced in my lifetime ...
... me, frowning as such possible diary references. Back to the room for the diary and will download pix so far today. Found out my flight not only is leaving at the later slot but also later than that, some 50M after its scheduled departure time tomorrow.
Off with Roddy for a late afternoon beer at a spot that had Jimmy Carter as a guest a couple of years ago [hmm, table setting seemed wrong]. After the raki, I only had ...
... emperors from battle! It dates back to the 5th C. What did amaze us was the number of ships that were anchored - we counted easily 200 ships that were presumably waiting to pass through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea.
By this stage it was pretty late so we went out for a quick dinner and called it quits for the night. All in all a very interesting day, and rather nice to be wandering around without a guide and timetable!
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed