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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... when it was built in 1652. It took only 5 years to built. Inside is undergoing renovations, as it has been for the last 22 years. Amazing what can be achieved with slave labour. A few years after it was built the dome oollapsed. It was rebuilt slightly taller and flying buttresses were added on the sides of the building. It was about this point I managed to asked a question of Melee she didn't know the answer to. Feeling some success at having beaten the tour guide I ...
... the tram which took us to about 100 metres from our hotel. As we walked down the cobbled streets all was quiet as Istanbul stretched and yawned and greeted another day. Some darling little kittens mewed a greeting as we walked past - I could have taken them home with me - three or four soft grey cats. Cats are everywhere here and also dogs who have no owners, although some were wearing pink ear tags. These have been "trapped, tagged and released" desexed, vaccinated ...
... with our two packs and other people who needed the line for standard transport. Well one can imagine how cluttered the bus was with all of the luggage. The isle was completely blocked by the front of the bus and I was squished between bags in the wheelchair accessible area. At one point there were several Italians who seemed very irritated by the entire situation. I even had an old man yell at me before he got off the bus. All I picked up from the ...
This morning we went for a wander around the Grand Bazaar. This is warren of shops and really pushy vendors. It was interesting to visit. We also visited a felter. He is a UNESCO living treasure. He makes the hats for the Whirling Dervishes. Besides making fantastic felt items, he also works with his partner, Theresa, to create beautiful silks scarves.
After a light lunch Diane, Janet and I went off for our 2pm appointment ...
.....live there.... And so ıt seems does every Turkish man who has tat to sell.
Firstly allow us to make our apology for terrible punctuation and the odd spelling errors. This is due to a guessing game of which key is which caused by faded keys and random letters that we don't use! Thankfully,our new friend Alejandro showed us some tricks to get around these little problems, better than Martyns idea of using a hammer - patient as ever......;)