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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
- Russian TV Channels Available
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4 hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Turkey - had to be up and ready from our private limo at 6.30am.....yawn!! Yes - how bloody early, we thought we had a later flight but to our disappointment it was an early flight. Arrived in the hotel foyer at 6.15am and the driver was waiting in the most beautiful series 7 BMW ( top of the range...nice ). Arrived at the airport 2 and a half hour before our flight and told there were no seats left on our flight- WTF!!! We booked last October??? ...
... there, it will be well worth it! When that was all booked and sorted we went for a walk and wandered through some residential streets near our area and came out by the sea. We walked along the waterfront for a while, by the rocks, past the guy in his tightie whities washing his clothes in the ocean, and past the cute cats and kittens feasting on a pile of raw meats someone had given them and kept walking until we came to Park Gulhane. We started walking through the park ...
... so far he's been pretty great). He is hilarious and did a great job pointing out all of the sights on the way to the hotel. We saw the old city walls which he pointed out were built before our country was even discovered as well as the ocean and vacation islands where there are no cars allowed.
Istanbul is an incredible city unlike anything I've ever seen. I am used to seeing beautiful churches at every turn in Copenhagen but here instead of a church on every ...
... item. The sweets (baklava, Turkish delight) are awesome too.
Yesterday we also got to see the new side of Istanbul across the Galata bridge. It was very modern with all the shops you’d expect. It has a cool old tram running down the main street too. We also went up the Galata tower, originally a lighthouse but subsequently used for many other things. Most famously (according to Aranaea) it is a famous landmark in one ...
... We thought there was more colour than just blue. There is a huge central prayers space - men only. Woman pray in the cornered off side sections. Some were praying, others were on their mobile phones. The mosque was constructed in 1606 and took ten years; the plan was to rival the grandeur of the nearby Aya Sofya. The exterior is certainly more impressive with its curves and minarets but in our opinion the interior beauty cannot surpass that of the Aya Sofya. Oh and it smelt ...