Lavanda Boutique Hotel & Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... there are many Australians, (who always seem to be on a vacation), a few Canadians and I assume the rest are Americans. We will get a full list tomorrow.
And the rest of the story (From Yvonne)
Sue and I determined that "Noah's Pudding" was what Noah's wife found left-over in the galley. Turkish Children were told that this is what Noah fed the ...
... There were so many rooms with just couches and coffee tables (and of course heaps of expensive decorations), and there were huge roof-tall mirrors on every corner to make the massive palace seem even more massive! We got talking to some Croatian girls who were hanging out at the back of the huge group to get some sneaky photos (I was doing the same, although photos were forbidden inside! Shhh!) and they were very cool and funny, so we hung out with them a while. Being ...
... hands. Food was thrown on the table, rearranged, removed from the table and then returned. There was no breathing space between courses and often plates were removed before the person had finished eating. It was bad luck for any people who had dietary requirements, because most of the time they were ignored. People had heads, arms and shoulders knocked by the waiters as they placed or removed plates. It was the " Fawlty Towers" of restaurants, but certainly made for a memorable ...
... mosque's minarets come to life and announce the end of the days fast.
August 1st to 7th
Temps around 31C/88F - Too hot for me
Shopping in Istanbul
Junko and Hiro are seeing the sights in Istanbul while Dave and I are focusing on buying some new clothes, shoes and backpacks, this being the most likely place where we will be able to buy some reliable brand-names.
... but the current building was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for nearly 1000 years. It was converted into a mosque in the 1400s. The Christian images were covered in plaster, but many have been uncovered. Hagia Sophia is now a museum with a mix of the historical Christian and Muslim decor. Unfortunately, we were not able to go to the Grand Bazaar or Spice Bazaar. They're closed on ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet