- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... plates and plates of chips and salsa. Later that night we had dinner in the windows restaurant early and went to see the show which was a magician show, it was pretty cool. The boat also sailed past the place where Gallipoli took place. The guide told us that they are expecting lots and lots of Australian tourists for the 100th year anniversary on April 25th next year. We are in Kusadasi Turkey tomorrow a seaside coastal ...
... seen (or heard of) last time I was in Istanbul, but it was in a book I read so I wanted to check it out. Dan Brown included it in his book Inferno and made it sound really cool. He wasn’t wrong. It’s this massive cistern that used to hold water for the whole city back in the fifth century. It is a huge room filled with 336 columns, and about two feet of water through the whole thing. At times back in the day it was ...
... that caught my attention in the treasure room, were firstly a magnificent dagger and sheath – gold with emerald, rubies and other stones. On the end of the hilt, it flipped up and there is a watch inside?! I wondered if this was so one could check the time after sinking it into someones chest? Seemed so random! Enscribed on the dagger (not in English obviously) were the words “Conqueror of Persia, Sovereign of the Realm!” The next thing was a very large ...
... when I got to my hostel. It was partly the friendly staff getting me settled in, partly the prospect of having a shower and a rest, but most of all it was the cats. Cats were everywhere! Granted, the hostel is called Stray Cat Hostel (a recommendation by a friend of Kristi's), and the decorations are all cat themed, but it was the kittens (!) that really melted my heart.
I felt like I had gone through travel hell and ended up in cat ...
... to be here and so emotional about being back with her family to a place she once called home and had such fond memories of, she burst into tears as they sang! She is so happy! We are all having the time of our lives and it is only the first night. After dinner we should have headed to bed (it already past midnight and us being jet lagged), but the excitement didn't want to ...