Trip Start Jul 31, 2006
20Trip End Aug 20, 2006
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www.turkeytravelplanner.com saved the day. PERFECT directions from the airport to Sultanahmed (where we are staying). A taxi would have charged us 20 Euros...we got there for around 2 euros total.
We walked to the place that we assumed was our hotel. The clerk didn't have our names registered. He told us there was a hotel with a similar name. He kindly showed us the way. Upon arrival to the true hotel...Surprise the guy never understood a couple was reserving a room...
He claims that we reserved a single and it does appear that way ... However, we were very clear in stating that we were a couple (my wife and I)... Anyway, we're beginning to think that the language barrier was the true culprit in this misunderstanding. At any rate, the rate was actually TWICE what we were expecting!!! So we didn't,t stay, and we proceeded to traverse all of Istanbul looking for alternatives. Yes, this is after almost NO sleep! We went to 3 more hotels and decided that we were going to have to adjust our expectations. It was either air-conditioning or the discounted price! We chose air-conditioning. We'll let you know how that works out...
We just want everyone to know that we're here. We're healthy, exhausted, and headed to bed right this very moment! We love you all and can't wait to write more tomorrow or Thursday!