Star Hotel And Guesthouse
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... little over $50 a day for those 35 days, including tolls, ferries, parking, diesel, insurance, our Tom-Tom, etc .The freedom it gave us is irreplaceable. That’s much less than joining a multi-day tour with a group and we have a problem keeping the same pace as a 'group’. Sometimes, we will join a day tour or rent the audio guides at some sites. For us in Turkey, a good guide book and a Tom-Tom was all we wanted and all we ...
... quite a lot of walking. Ironically, having picked a 10 bed dorm to try and meet people, I had been the only person in the room. I was joined in the room eventually, by a guy from Germany and we were soon having a couple of bottles of Efes in the hostel bar.
Later, I met Faraz, Ola and some of Ola's friends by Osmanbey metro station and we went to a cafe that specialised in Mandi, a Turkish dumpling that came served with a big pile of yoghurt and some ...
... and was then rebuilt. During the Ottoman Empire it was made into a mosque and all the Christian symbols and mosaics were then plastered over with wallpaper and caliphs and prophets names were hung up all over. In the early 1900s it was turned into the museum that it is today. Same as the palace the ceilings were domes and there was an upstairs balcony like area that had mosaics of Jesus and Mary ect. the next stop was lunch. we at a street front cafe area where one huge plate of food ...
... and the embarrassingly massive cruise ships (mostly with English lettering) docked at the ports on the Bosphorus. It was a surreal teal color yesterday, and today is more of a steel blue... And flooded with jellyfish. They are called "mother of the sea" in Turkish, and from the size and number we saw yesterday, I believe it.
The Aya Sofia was unreal- from the sheer size of it, to the fact that literally every wall and ceiling surface was TILED WITH MOSAICS ...
... the empire's Sultan in Istanbul the "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques" in Mecca and Medina (now the king of Saudi Arabia is the custodian), and here stands one of the grandest mosques of the world, the huge and beautiful 400-year-old Blue Mosque (Wikipedia), which can old 10000 people, right across from what was the largest church and later mosque in the world for centuries, ...