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Differences and advantages of five star Istanbul hotels.

"Dorris Ridley" (2019-03-11)

Where to start? Let''s eat first. Get some energy. So many choices. So many foodstores, restaurants and tea bars. So many stomaches to fill. Your feet hurt. Let''s buy a new pair of shoes. Your shirt starts to smell. Let''s buy a new shirt. That''s Istanbul: Is-Tan-Bul :

At the time of writing i.e. May 2009, there are special offers applying to both Easyjet and Pegasus airlines and I calculated that for the complete journey in October it would cost me approximately £120 return - a very reasonable price.

The next day was a day at sea with no stops at any ports. We consider days at sea as our lazy kick-back and relax part of our cruises. So we "bagged some rays" by the pool and checked out the drink of the day.

Individuality can be practiced in where you spend your time aboard ship or on you land based escorted tour. The land based tours always have free time, where group members can opt out of a city tour, and explore on their own.

Pope Francis waves to journalists as he arrives to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Pope Francis visits two of Turkey's most iconic sites and shifts gears toward more religious affairs as he arrives in Istanbul for the second leg of his three-day visit to the Muslim nation. The Vatican says Francis will tour Istanbul's Sultan Ahmet mosque on Saturday and pause for a moment of "reflection." (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Listen and you will hear a call to prayer, five times a day. This call, broadcast across the city on loudspeakers, is woven in to the daily life. The Muslim religion plays an important part in the city of 13 million. Men hurry to the mosque for prayer, and then resume their busy day. The voices around you, are a jumble of sound, languages from many different countries, thankfully English is widely spoken.

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By visiting these sites in Istanbul, you will learn the foundation of Turkey’s history and culture. There are many other extraordinary things to see and experience if you have more time, such as the Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Market, Suleiman Mosque, Chora Church or ferry to the Princess’ Islands. Regardless of where you explore, you will experience the magic and romance of times gone by in Istanbul. 

If you tire of Istanbul and want to head for the coast, there is a bus service which takes you to Kusadasi and Bodrum, and seats may be booked from any tour agency. It is best to book from the one nearest your hotel as the tour agencies are the pick-up points for the shuttle service which will take you to the bus station in Aksaray. The bus goes over the Bosporus on the ferry which shortens the journey, so to Kusadasi takes about ten hours, although you will be told that it takes twelve. You may be able to sleep on the bus, which is very comfortable, and for the 34 euros (70 Turkish liras) you pay, you get free refreshments on board and can buy food at one of the stops along the way. The bus stops approximately every two hours as there ar no toilets on board. The trip to Bodrum takes about twelve hours.

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It all stemmed from a photograph in an old dusty book. The scene was of towering mountains enveloping a verdant river valley, through which Alexander the Great apparently passed 2,300 years ago. Like the photographer, the explorer Sir Aurel Stein, I too wished to wander in the depths of Asia in search of clues to the ancient past.

If you travel to Istanbul for work then it may make sense to take a property in the area to give you somewhere to live when you are there. This could be particularly beneficial if you go to Istanbul quite regularly, perhaps once a month. Furthermore, owning an Istanbul property could make more sense if you don't have a fixed schedule in Istanbul or if you should need to stay on longer than expected. The property could also serve as a great holiday home for your family and you could consider renting it out to other holiday makers.

The city is lavishly decorated with stunning palaces, most built during the time of the Ottoman Empire. The architecture and design that <a href="">resonates</a> throughout the city provides tangible and significant evidence of the influence the Ottoman Empire had on Europe when it was in power. Reigning for seven hundred years, the Ottomans´ most famous palace is the Topkapi Palace. From here, the views are stunning and you can see the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn, which is the location for the complex of buildings and gardens that make up the palace itself. Today this is one of the most well-known and palace museums in the world.