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Sky Fall..Taken 2 & finally Inferno! well, it took me a year to finally get the energy to uplaod the pics! (thanks to Dan Brown! ;p) ISTANBUL..what a fabulous city you are..! here's to your glorious beauty & charm.. :))
... rooms, armoury rooms, sacred treasures, clothing…. The gardens were filled with beautiful flowers – roses seem to do quite well here. Tulips apparently originated in Turkey and are grown liberally and are featured often in murals and ceramics. As we were leaving our guide pointed out a row of fir trees. She said it was unusual to have firs outside of cemetries but that the Sultan had them in his courtyard as a reminder to remain humble and that death was ...
The Ottoman sultan's primary residence from 1465-1856, when a new one was built just outside of town along the Bosphorus in the mid-1800's. Packed with annoying cruise ship groups racing through, but very different from the better known European palaces at this end of Europe, which was the final stop at the end of the Orient Express.
The harem was the most interesting part, where hundreds of women per sultan ...
So when we got to the train station at 5.30 for the 6.30 train the lady said there were no tickets left, bulgaria strikes again, trains never sell out? Anywho we ended up on the overnight bus at 8.30pm. It was an experience, no sleep at all. Crossing the border at 2am and again at 3am, getting out in the middle of nowhere, no one except a few adults with a lot of ...
... are made of wool or cotton, with some of the cotton looking and feeling like silk. The double knots on each strand are hand tied, with hundreds of knots in a square inch. We then headed to the Bosphorus for a scenic lunch cruise. We had traditional Turkish food with stuffed grape leaves, beef roast wrapped in eggplant, a cheese pastry, and Turkish delight. While eating we got to see the shoreline of the Bosphorus and some of the prime real ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility