The man with the sign ‘Grand Hotel Royal’ awaits me on the platform at Keleti railway station. He takes my bags and me to the hotel. The doorman opens the car. Arrived – home. The chief concierge greets from the concierge box, the r...
As a historian you have to distinguish between facts and legendary myth. Little was recorded about the Pera Palace's opening year. Facts were veiled by legends. In its early years it was operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons ...
Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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