I'm traveling to Istanbul (my third trip in 5 years) in November and will have a few days to see the sights. Have already seen the popular mosques, the bazaar and Tiojapi palace, and on one trip spent a day with a guide seeing the works of Mimar Sinan. What would folks recommend seeing this time, and are there guides that are recommended for repeat visitors?
During the trip, I'll be in Cappadocia for the first time. Interested in hiking - trekking; no need for a hot air ballon or to spend much time in the heavily trafficked tourist areas. Are there guides that are recommended for a traveler in this area like me? I'm also still on the hunt for a nice hotel. The Museum Hotel (highest rated from what I can tell) has no vacancy on the nights I'll be in town. Are there good alternatives?