Hotel Buyuk Keban
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... the world. So after surveying the treasures of the Ottoman Empire we headed off on the next stop of our whirlwind touring day, the Hagia Sophia.
The Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox Church from the Byzantine era that was later converted to a mosque in 1453 with the Ottoman’s conquering of Turkey. The Hagia Sophia is famous for its architecture as well as the interesting juxtaposition of Islamic and Christian artifacts and art work. Some of the ...
... and the 300 or so women were watched carefully by black eunuchs. These eunuchs were men from North Africa who were castrated at a young age. One rose to the position of "Lord of the Harem", the third most powerful position in the Empire. Not only was he responsible for the harem but also the education of the crown prince. This close relationship with the future sultan undoubtably carried with it much influence.
The women of the harem ...
... t know. The traffic is insane, that's probably the only word to describe it. The road layout in the old town seems to be roughly based on a bowl of spaghetti, and yet people drive around there in trucks and busses like they're qualifying for an F1 GP. The stray animals are everywhere. Cats and dogs roam the streets in every corner and every area. The locals don't give them a second glance. The night shift worker at our hotel, Murat, told me ...
... TAXI”. I was getting annoyed thinking they were making pay the taxis higher prices.
Then a light bulb went off. They weren't saying “TAXI” they were saying “TAXIM”. I now know Taxim is a square in Istanbul city centre!! Big Bus tours 30 euro and worth every pennie. Was able to complete both bus routes (red and bue) and see pretty much every main ...
... mall of Istanbul. The Bazaar has everything... name brand clothes, electronics, jewelry, food, and souvenirs. This place was crazy. I had a great time haggling with shop owners on items and seeing what I could get. I was successful a few times and others not so much. In the Bazaar we ate at one of Oscars favorite places. I had beef and veggies with rice. To drink I had freshly squeezed pomegranate juice and hot tea. They were so ...