The Constantine Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... city in Europe and, at times, in the world.
In 1453 the Ottomans conquered the city, and Constantinople became the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire was vast, once encompassing large portions of Asia, Africa and Europe. The Ottomans were Muslim but remarkably tolerant of other religions. According to Islamic law, non-Islamic groups were allowed to practice their religion but had to pay more taxes. Over time, increasing ...
... one." Apparently Sultans liked to build summer palaces along the Bosphorus - got it). The boat tour was a great way to cap off our visit of Istanbul. The city is vibrant, colorful, and has a lot to offer the curious traveler. Our flight departed at 1am for the Maldives...not exactly convenient. We killed the last of our time at the hotel since they were gracious enough to let us use their lounge until it was time to go. We dashed off to the bus around 9:15pm in a light ...
... a working mosque and visitors are not allowed to disturb the prayer sessions.
The architecture is extraordinary as is the mosaic work and stained glass windows; photos simply cannot do it justice. The domed ceilings are a feat of engineering and have survived many an earthquake. It is so-called (the Blue Mosque) because the tiles inside lining the walls and domes are blue and white.
We have been in Istanbul a week today. There is so much more to see and ...
... a performance of only the American and "spiritual" songs. With some slight stretching to the definition of "spiritual," we were able to sing a 30 minute concert. It included:
The Best of All
Long Time Ago
Variation on a Theme of Handel
Sing Me to Heaven
I Got a Robe
The Heart's Cry
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Randolph-Macon College Alma ...
... etc. The area is extremely large and busy making it very easy to get lost in a maze of sparkly diamonds and Turkish rugs. After walking a few blocks we decide to jump out of the bazaar and straight towards the kebab stand for lunch. Dessert you say? Nothing less then Dondurma (Turkish ice cream). Two qualities distinguish Turkish ice cream - texture and resistance to melting. They add a thickening agent called salep giving it a chewy like texture (a little weird if you ...