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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... by doctors to make sure they stayed eunuchs". oh and there were one or two people hanging out at the palace with us. oh, and there was an 86 carat diamond. and halva making pots the size of our car. and a nice view over the bosphorous. we also visited a cistern. maybe the one that's in that dan brown book. dark and cool. 356 columns robbed from varoius other sites around the city (i guess thats what you did 1500 years ago if you needed some materials). and what used to be ...
... about the city - it was busy as hell with both swarthy looking men who looked like they could - and would like to - kill me and traffic which was driven in Roman style. I used the walk as reconaissance and for a few snaps - the Japanese would be proud of my photo count - before buying a couple of mega cheap beers and retiring to the roof terrace at the hostel where I watched the sun setting over the Bosphous as I sipped my beer and listened to the numerous calls ...
... was the renovation of the Hippodrome. It is estimated that the Hippodrome of Constantine was about 450 m long and 130 m wide. Its stands were capable of holding 100,000 spectators. The race-track at the Hippodrome was U-shaped, and the Kathisma (emperor's loge) was located at the eastern end of the track. The Kathisma could be accessed directly from the Great Palace through a passage which only the emperor or other members of the imperial family could use. The ...
... Istanbul was hot and humid but we were able to visit the following:
- The Rustem Pasa mosque built in the 16th century by the Grand Vizier to Sultan Suleyman the magnificent. A little treasure, it is famous for its Iznik floral designed tiles.
- The nearby Spice Bazaar, which is smaller than the Grand Bazaar and - in addition to the inevitable souvenir stalls - features spices, teas, dried fruits and sweet treats. Following ...
... Needless to say, we really got an incredibly warm, gracious and familial welcoming to Turkey and truly appreciated being 'part of the family’, when we had never met them before.
From the family merrymaking, we headed down by bus to see Ephesus, one of the largest Roman city ruins in existence, and one of only four cities that were lit at night during Roman times. Although ruins were getting a bit old (see what I did there), as ...