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TravelPod Member ReviewsMagnificent Hotel Istanbul
The hotel is nice, has A/C, breakfast provided, staff is great and super friendly and it's in an great location!
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Today we would be saying goodbye to Italy and hello to a new country. But first thing for the day was to get things shipped home so we wouldn't have to continue to lug them around with us. That morning Logan spent the morning drying our clothes with a hair drier (it had rained that night so the washed clothes didn't dry as expected …
... generated considerable enmity among everyday Turks.
Some people we talked to didn’t pull any punches, calling Erdogan "inhuman" and saying that he was not at all popular with the people, at least in Istanbul. The mining episode is another bump in Erdogan’s leadership, which over the past year or so has been marked by scandal and controversy. The government’s response has been heavy-handed, including crackdowns on ...
... out into the city again! Next is was time for shopping at the famous Grand Bazaar! We went into a local restaurant per recommendation from Oscar. We tried various traditional foods from Turkey and I discovered 1. that moussaka is eggplant and 2. that I like eggplant. A lot actually. We all did!! Next we headed into the Bazaar at Gate 7 for some serious shopping! There were shops and shops filled with anything you could possibly imagine! We had to travel in groups ...
... on the Main Street in between the grand bazaar and the blue mosque.
I was very tired my first day and sat on the rooftop terrace catching up on the world via social media. I then went out for my first Turkish kebab for dinner. I found a restaurant after being hassled by lots of men trying to get me into their restaurants, "lady, lady, yes please, how are you? You want to see menu? Lady lady, why are you walking away, lady lady!" They ...
... served up.
And the second was young lamb – they hang the carcases from a circular frame inside a deep oven and cook for several hours, makes for tender meat which they chop up into cubes and serve on a sort of pita bread – it wasn’t anything really exciting I didn’t think, I enjoyed the street food much more.
So at the end of that we all went our separate ways having mixed well, enjoyed each other’s company ...