Hotel El Blanco
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... that was being set up, and all the way along the river until we came to the bend in the river where we turned off and went through a little part of town and grabbed some cold drinks. From there we walked up the street a little bit more to where they had a cable car to the top of the hill. But the line for it was ridiculous. So instead we decided to try to get onto a little peninsula we'd seen on the river so we could watch the sunset from there instead of ...
... few days going some of the places we haven't done yet and doing some shopping. Friends from Vancouver are arriving on Tuesday and we plan to have dinner with them before heading back on Wednesday. Tonight we visited the Pudding Shop Restaurant which was famous in the 70's as a meeting place for young people travelling to and from Asia. There is a bulletin board where people would advertise for rides to far flung ...
... In that room there has been someone reading the Quran 24/7 for 1400 years. Talk about history. Walking through that palace you heard the exact same thing as a sultan that lived 1400 (every Quran is word for word the same no matter when or where in time). It gave me the chills. We also had an amazing view of the bridge that separates Asia and Europe. I'm telling you this place is unreal.
(If you're still hanging in there through this long post) We then ventured into ...
... catch any fish larger than the size of a hand. Yes, they have these huge poles and cast so far into the water, one would think they are after some large fish lurking at the bottom.
We boarded the boat and headed back to home port. When we got off the boat, we looked for the boat to take us back to our neighborhood. Turns out, we got off at the wrong port. The boat did not make a full circle, it made a loop, but went back to each of two ...
... enough – she moved away from the group and went to the shop just a short distance away. HOWEVER …. When she tried to re-join the group, she was stopped from re-entering by armed guards and she claims, had a gun held to her head. No doubt she was as rude to them – probably rude actually - than she has been to me and our wait staff and no doubt that made the guards more resolute.
She said she was screaming out for John who said he heard ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service