Ottoman's Life Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... had a nice dinner with 4 other people and light conversation on our hippy trek across Europe fun to say the least to recant what had happened to us. We walked around the ship for a while and return to cabin and was greeted with the towel animal of the day.....Stingray. more to come tomorrow...Hope all is well with everyone one and,of course, my beloved animals whom Im sure by now are ****** at me for being gone for soooooo long. just ...
... in the old part of town (Sultanahnamet) and had lunch in a Fawlty Towers type establishment - you just had to be there! Suffice it to say that the violin player was 100% superior to the food and service). We then wandered through the Hippodrome past the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, the obelisks etc. to the Grand Bazaar and managed to avoid buying carpets and lights and other goodies - just bought pastries for our afternoon tea back at ...
... the stately mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, one of the most famous of the Ottoman sultans. His mausoleum was closed and so was the mosque to visitors, as it was prayer time, but we did get to enjoy a little of the magnificence of the mosque from the inner courtyard.
The streets and markets of Istanbul were bursting at the seams with crowds of people today. Tourists and locals alike ...
... We could douse ourselves with fountain water, and prepare ourselves by watching the other women already being scrubbed and massaged on the marble slab. In that situation, you quickly come to terms with the nakedness.
Once in a while, an attendant would come by to check your key's number to see if you were next. When my time came round, I was stripped of my pestemal, laid down, and exfoliated like never before. It was great to see all of that ...
We excelled ourselves today. The morning at Dolmabache Palace which was stunning. Our hotel organised reserved tickets so we didn't have too stand in a long queue. We've travelled pretty much everywhere by tram which is way quicker than either cab or bus because of the traffic. Trams put Sydney to shame as they are clean, quiet and each stop is announced in Turkish and English as well as on an LED in each carriage! After that we caught ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking