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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... br> Max has been talking nonstop. He has so much to tell us. He is really into guns, toys, and zombies. All of my favorite subjects. He especially likes the toy oozies. Both Angie and I are horirified. There are children's guns everywhere, toy stores everywhere but we have not spotted any zombies yet. Today we went into the center city and went for a stroll in the rain along the water. It rained on ...
... found it. Wow - it was truly beautiful. This Ottoman Mosque took 8 years to build in the 1500's and is the largest in Istanbul. I spent a bit of time in there, soaking up the peacefulness. By 4pm I was pretty tired as I had been walking since 9am with a brief lunch stop, but I made it to the tour along with some nice people from Dublin and the US (the Dubliners came to Istanbul for the weekend....how lucky are they!). The tour took 3 hours from 4pm to 7pm and ...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Founded in the sixth century BC as Byzantium, re-founded in 330 AD as Constantinople and conquered by the Ottomans in 1453, Istanbul was the great eastern European imperial capital for almost 16 centuries. Today Istanbul is Turkey's largest city, its busiest port, and the country's center for business, banking, commerce, culture and the arts, however, it is not the capital. The two continents of Europe and Asia meet ...
... from the tourists). Kept walking and hit the river where the 2 continents meet, one side is Asia and the other is Europe, but all still Istanbul.
We went into the Spice Market OMG if only I had bought my wok, we could have had a ball with all the spices, it was truly amazing, but was stall after stall of the same type of spices and volume. We bought a few different spices and also some tea.
... we passed by a mosque and witnessed the Friday ritual of the men all descending to mats outside the mosque to pray. The call to prayer resounding throughout the city has now become a familiar sound but apparently the 2nd prayer of the day on Fridays is particularly important for all men. We found ourselves once again in Istiklal Caddesi (the shopping street!) and did some bargain clothes shopping. We had a bit of trouble finding ...