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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... cook in a golden, percolating pot from the cart. It was a little different, but pretty tasty with cinnamon on top.
Yerbatan Sarnici – The Basilica Cistern: Amazing cavern that held water for the city as early as 532 AD. Massive, wonderfully lit columns hold up a vaulted ceiling over a few feet of water. Two medusa head column bases stand in the back, one upside down and another sideways. Sacha also gave into my nagging to take a ...
... This is older than the blue mosque (it was the inspiration) and it undergoing a lot of restoration which you can tell it needs. Only the Pantheon in Rome has slightly bigger dome than the dome of Hagia Sophia in the world. And by all accounts Dan Browns book has the Hagia Sophia in it - the we're selling the book everywhere. Finally in the hippodrome we saw An obelisk which was first set up by Tutmoses III (1479–1425 BC) ...
... Cappadocia is such an indescribable place, the whole town is cave houses with fairy chimneys that are different colours and shapes (some very naughty shapes we might add). As we knew this was quite a unique place we opted for a cave house to stay in for 3 nights, it was huge and had a very pleasant temperature, just generally awesome. The first day here we spent just roaming the town and then headed to the Open Air ...
... br> My rest lasted all of 1 hour. Decided it was best to just keep get up and keep going and hopefully sleep like a log tonight. The hotel Gulhane is in a great area, next to a big Park and the Topkapi Palace. I took a walk down the narrow streets to look for a shop to get some water ,coke & teabags. which I found quite close. Then I kept wandering and the narrow road had trams running down the middle and they all go down towards the harbour. I ...
... ferry trip back, which most of us slept through, we got yet another kebab. I ate more kebabs than anything else in Istanbul. I'll miss them.
After stuffing ourselves we headed to the Sultanahmet Hamam, which is Istanbul's most famous Turkish bath. This was certainly an experience unique to Turkey.
This Bath began with us changing into a small linen towel and sitting in an extremely hot sauna until we were called out by one of the Turkish Masseuses. The next ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet