Q Hotel Istanbul
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... I explored along the shore some of the less famous mosques from the outside, then I headed toward the grand bazaar. Wow… endless pathways of garment, spice, carpet, souvenirs, name it… shops, draped in colorful colors and sequences, aggressive shopkeepers, and more keen bargain hunters… smells and colors everywhere in a great unique ottoman architectural mosaic. I got to say I was lucky to find the exit of this whole mess. I took back to the sky and steered ...
... We headed down to the waterfront to organise a boat trip up the Bosphorus. It was a nice way to spend an hour and a half... even managed to squeeze a nap in towards the end.
To cap it all off we had a tasty beverage in a hotel bar up the hill with a view over the city, followed by some fresh fish for dinner by the water. We've gotta make tracks in the morning so that saw us out... I'll definitely be back.
... sympathiques ici, à un point difficile à décrire.
La seule façon que je pourrais l'expliquer serait de dire à quel point cette impression est rare. Je n'ai pas ressenti une "vibe" aussi forte et aussi positive depuis longtemps dans un voyage. Je dirais que l'Irlande et le Guatemala étaient les 2 seuls pays que j'aurais mis dans cette catégorie bien particulière.
Il y a des boutiques partout, mais je ne me suis pas fait harcelé ...
... head to the Grand Bazaar. But here we learned that it was actually a national holiday - Sacrifice Day - and it was closed. Instead, we found a cozy little Nargile cafe - and warmed up with some Nargile and tea.
The next day, we started our conquest of the many sites of Istanbul with a boat cruise down the Bosphorus Sea. Despite the blistering cold, the ferry allows you an overview of the enormous amount of landmarks and relics throughout the city including ...
... of Sultanhamet. The palace itself was ok (again, not as impressive as the palaces in Southern Spain), but what was absolutely amazing was the treasury museum there. This museum housed the jewellery, swords and other decadent items of the Sultans. They were just exquisite as everything was covered in hundreds of rubies, emeralds and diamonds. One of the diamonds was just ridiculously big – I think the fourth biggest in the world. I have to say these pieces were ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking