Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... the way to the ceiling, but now it has just enough to create some cool reflections and allow some big coy fish to swim around in it.
I got some cool pictures in there and then headed up the street to the Grand Bazaar. The only thing I was looking to buy was a patch for my backpack (which I found), but it was cool to just walk around in there. I’m not one for shopping, but the sheer size of this place is ...
... the "holy land" of Jerusalem...after 400+ years of insanity.
RUSTEM PASHA MOSQUE:
Much smaller and different in appearance, hidden right in the middle of the spice market, so surrounded that I could not even get an exterior picture.
Smells good, looks good...with stuff from everywhere, with the Iranian saffron being the prize, it seems.
... bed and commented. I say, " Listen, dude, I hauled those things from Paris!"
Showering, unpacking, eating, unpacking, eating and organizing consumed the rest of the day but now our suitcases were empty, our clothes organized in the closets and with one exception, all souvenirs intact. Yes, Nickole, the ball made it. It should be safe until the plane trip.
Mom had prime rib for dinner so she's feeling better. There were ...
... different here. In Turkey my head massage consisted of small tortures ranging from hair pulling to having a finger right in my ear! Now the last time I had received this sort of treatment was at primary school and I certainly didn't pay for wet willies back then. However, in fairness I did feel refreshed afterwards, perhaps it was the relief of knowing it was over. My ears have never been ...
... then decided to come back when the sun light was more conducive to photography. That turned out to be an excellent decision. We were able to walk right past the much longer afternoon line and go straight to the top. The 360° view from the top balcony of the tower was stunning.
After a brief rest, we headed out and actually managed to find a numbered address in downtown Istanbul. It was a spectacular moment! The reason for the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet