Star Hotel And Guesthouse
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. I loved it as it felt so authentic with all the Turkish lamps and carpets and other wares. It did have fake clothing branded goods which were excellent quality. The only thing I didn't like was how aggressive many of the soho keepers were. After that we headed home. After crossing the Bosphorus Straight back to our side we also ...
... moves in.
Dawn has now arrived. She is a well travelled lady for sure and an interesting character. She has been here, in the old part of the city, for 5 days now and is an old hand at navigating. We went off in separate directions this arvo though - Dawn to a shopping Centre to look for togs and me for an amble along the "main road" - Istiklal CD. Not a lot of history in this ...
... later that evening, I think it was about 15 km all told on what I had intended to be a leisurely wander.
I had a couple of beers with some people at the hostel and spoke to Kim about the possibility of her coming back out and meeting me in Bucharest. After a bit of a rest, I went out to grab some dinner from the Bufe place near the hostel, but it was already shut, so ended up walking all the way back over the bridge to Sirkeci for an Iskinder kebab from a ...
... They then all tried to sell us expensive things, which we refused because we had no Turkish lira. We finally found a money changing place and got some local cash, which we promptly spent on ice cream (I got pistachio) and Turkish Delight. Tomorrow our tour guide will pick us up at 9:00 AM and take us to see the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Mosaic Museum. We’re exhausted and going to bed now. More updates to come! J
... for destruction, but he does not think this resolution will last. "Eventually, this government will get its new development project at the expense of the park," said Mehmet.
In the afternoon, we visited the Blue Mosque, an enormous complex that dates back to the early 17th century. We had to wait about 30 minutes before entering, because it was still prayer time. There was a very long line of people waiting to visit the ...