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Germir Palas Hotel Taksim

Boutique Hotel

Crystal Museum Istanbul

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Asitane Restaurant

Home made cooking

Museum of Turkish and Islamic

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Korfez Restaurant

Fish - Seafood

Cistern of Aspar or Cukur Bostan Istanbul

Cistern of Aspar or Cukur Bostan Istanbul
This cistern is opposite the Sultan Selim Mosque in Fatih and is named after Alan Arian, an army General from Southern Russia who was executed by Emperor Leo in 471. Up until 1970, the cistern housed an entire village that has now been replaced by a small park with sports facilities and was written about in a book by Jenny White, the American crime writer, called “The Abyssinian Proof”.  
Istanbul’s covered cisterns have always attracted visitors, although this is not the case for the few remaining open cisterns. The purpose of these have remained rather obscure, although it has been said they were left open so that air could purify the water, but it is more likely they were just large reservoirs from which water was used to irrigate the fields. Unfortunately the cisterns fell into neglect once the dams were built in the Belgrade Forest .

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Turkish Food Recipes

Fried Red Mullet - Other Main Courses

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Stuffed Aubergines in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

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Stuffed Kale Rolls with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses

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Bulgur Pilaf with Lamb - Rice & Pasta Dishes

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Crispy Pastry - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Artichokes in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

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