Ottoman's Life Hotel
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... very inexpensive. So we bought it. And then I saw a number of stalls selling those baskets. (All for the same price). Wonder why there were only in one area. Probably all the stalls belong to the same owner; amazing how frequently that happens.
It was about sunset when we emerged from the spice market, near the Golden Horn. We both thought that coffee – Turkish coffee – felt like the thing, and we found a lovely place overlooking the water, on the lower level ...
... a Swedish style food but made entirely with local produce. Yet the restaurant had great reviews and is also known for its rooftop bar which has great views.
When we checked in to the restaurant at 7pm, the maitre'd suggested we have a drink first on the rooftop bar which we happily obliged to doing. Upon immediate entry to the rooftop, the reaction was "wow". The reviews on the views from the rooftop bar were spot on. Amazing. It ...
... This held quite a personal significance to me due to the fact that my descendents who many centuries ago crossed over from Central Asia to Eastern Europe in what is known as the Silk Road. I literally felt like if there was one geographical place in the world that represented me in terms of influences, culture and identity - it would be right on this Bosphorous strait that separated the ...
... walk back to 'our' bazaar- our landmark for the road home. We almost get lost again on the way. It's a pricey place to use as a landmark- we have to buy some more stuff while we're there. We also take the opportunity to visit the Great Palace Mosaics museum. You don't have to dig too deeply in Istanbul to find something of historical interest.The museum displays many of the floor mosaics in situ. It's a much smaller version of the mosaics in the terrace houses that ...
... Patriarch of Constantinople for 900 years. But when the Ottomans took Constantinople in 1453, Sultan Mehmet the Conquerer turned it into a mosque. It remained Istanbul's most important mosque until it was converted into a museum in the 1930s
It's hard finding the right adjective to describe this architectural wonder. Massive, overwhelming, majestic, beautiful, mind-blowing...these are just a few that came to my mind as we wandered the cavernous ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility