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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... horn to Betoglu for shopping eating and music. We discover that the traditional ice cream is hand made with a significant amount of manual churning giving it a silky texture that you bite into rather than lick - a big hit with Amber and Lee.
We come across a young boy with an accordion and Amber's taken so we stop. Well the vision of Amber dancing in front of this boy stopped a camera clicking crowd. The first but not the last time this has happened on tour so ...
... looking at all the sites and taking in the new atmosphere.
After checking in, we got a rundown of different things to see and do while the bellman entertained the kids. The people are super friendly and really helpful! We headed out for (a very late) dinner of traditional Turkish food (kebabs) about a block away from out hotel where the street was lined with restaurants. Because it was late, most people had switched over to drinks and water pipes. When I ...
... incredible produce. There are rows and rows of Turkish delight and spices which creates a stunning array of colours and textures. A big part of the experience is bartering a good price; it's considered rude in Turkey if you don't try and get a lower price, so don't feel rude, it's just a way of life for them! I enjoyed this bazaar so much that I actually visited it 4 times! I also visited the Grand Bazaar which you should definitely ...
... from melted down Persian shields and armour after victories against the Persian Army and is nearly 2,500 years old. There is also the Obelisk of Theodosius another piece transported from another part of the Roman Empire. It bears inscriptions on its sides celebrating Thutmose III's victory on the banks of the river Euphrates in 1450 BC. It is made of red granite and beautifully lit up at night. The third obelisk in the square is the Walled Obelisk built by ...
... interesting. Next we went to the blue mosque where we had to put on these hilarious hooded cloaks to cover our hair, shoulders and knees. The interior of the mosque is amazing, the whole upper part is tiled with beautiful coloured patterns. We visited a carpet place where they showed us how the carpets are all handmade, the lady doing it was so quick with the weaving I couldn't figure out what she was doing, and take months to complete. They gave us all delicious ...