Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Erguvan Hotel Breakfast: Istanbul, Turkey

We stayed at the Erguvan Hotel in Istanbul, just a few blocks from the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet, the old quarter. I was stunned when I looked out our window that night and caught the lighted-up Blue Mosque.
At the call to prayer, we caught it from three different loud speakers near our hotel, each, I believe, from a different mosque. This was our first experience in a predominantly Islamic country. It was fascinating. Then we had breakfast the next morning and that was a revelation. It was served on the roof of our hotel and the view made breakfast wonderful, it didn't matter what the food was. The Blue Mosque in daylight.
The Sea of Marmara.
But the food was good. Bowls of olives.
Plates with different kinds of cheese.
More cheese and meats.
Hard boiled eggs, tomatoes and cucumbers.
My plate with a variety.
It was a wonderful place to stay our first night and have our first breakfast.

1 comment:

  1. I always like seeing how hotels that cater to tourists try really hard to satisfy all these different tastes. Your plate is a veritable smorgasbord.