Visit to Turkey May 2011
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We arrived in Istanbul on Monday evening 2nd May to stay for 4 nights at the Maywood Hotel, a so-called boutique hotel being relatively small in the old city centre. It was comfortable and the buffet breakfasts were good. We had to find dinners at restaurants in the neighbourhood. All the historic sights that we wished to visit were within easy reach.
Day 2 Cisterna Basilica, the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, the former monastery of St Saviour in Chora
Day 3 Topkapi Palace, the Spice Bazaar, boat cruise on the Bosphorus, Eyup Sultan Mosque and cemetery
Day 4 Archaeological Museum, Mosaic Museum, Railway Station (Orient Express terminus)