In my younger and more foolish days, my missus and I often traveled at short notice without making plans. We got a thrill from arriving in a new city armed only with the Lonely Planet Guidebook and making our way on the hoof. I remember a long night in Chennai Airport in India waiting for day break to start looking for somewhere to stay having decided to fly there that same day. Arriving in Istanbul, this time even without the Lonely Planet this time, we asked a taxi driver at the airport to take us to a decent hotel in the tourist area. Typically a bad idea but we figured if we didn't like what we saw, we would just walk around until we found something. Anyway, he dropped us off at this place (ignore the random exotic lady in the shot): Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) It was literally just called "Hotel and Restaurant" and did not have a proper name. Someone must have realised this was strange and they kind of tried to call it the "And Hotel" which was quite bizarre. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) I asked to see the rooms first and while basic, they where ok and as cheap as chips. Best still was that the sign in front was not exaggerating ... it had a killer view of Istanbul. Out of our balcony, you could see the Hagia Sophia on the right: D200 @ ISO 100 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm @ 20mm 1/64 @ f/8 ON1PhotoRAW Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) and the Blue Mosque on the left: D200 @ ISO 100 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm @ 56mm 1/5 @ f/8 ON1PhotoRAW Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) With the passage of time, I no longer indulge in such recklessness.