Q Hotel Istanbul
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I didn’t get up to much else today. Just wandered around and ended up back at my hostel at around 7:30pm. I’ve been told that there are three other people coming into my four bed dorm, but it’s 9:45pm and there is no sign of them yet. Hopefully they don’t come in all noisy at 3am, but that’s the risk I’m taking staying in dorms. I’m sure it’ll be ...
... The tour took a long time. One of the toilets had no toilet, it was just a pipe...but at least at the end I got a chocolate bar. It was a very good day but in the palace at the beginning and end there was a humongous chandelier. The tour guide said it was the biggest chandelier on the planet. All day the tour guy was speaking Germany and English. At the end of the day ...
... is the best way to deal with it, otherwise it can be uncomfortable and maybe stressful.
The salesmen have amazing chat up lines. Our friend was told by a carpet salesmen, "I like your walking style. You walk like a potential carpet buyer". That is gold salesmanship right there. Furthermore, if you are a girl with low self-esteem, or have ‘daddy issues’, Istanbul is the place for you.
What is noticeable though, if you are walking the streets, ...
... We ended up sampling and buying some Turkish Delights. The salesman was not happy that I did not take the tea too, but in our estimation, he did not give us "best price".
We walked toward the river through markets. These ones had more of a local flare. We ended up at the Spice Bizarre. We purchased our tea and evil eye bracelets and key rings there at a much better price than the Grand Bizarre.
We walked across the bridge to a local restaurant that ...
... a big bun with grilled onion and lettuce. Incredibly popular with mostly locals and in 3 "restaurants on the waters edge - the cooking is on these quaint boats. We went to an "ottoman" restaurant Pasadaze last night with very good food and our first Turkish Red - not bad at all. We have been twice to a sweet shop Hafiz Mustafa with superb treats - fat tummies coming up!
We head in half and hour to get the car and hit the roads; that will be ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking