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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
September 9, 2013
Our flight to Istanbul was average, thankfully so, as we were flying over Syrian air space during the chemical warfare conflict. As we landed in Istanbul, it was a refreshing excitement to begin a new chapter of our travels. Funnily enough it felt odd not to be a minority race after spending the last 5 months in Asia. …
Things done:- Hagia sophia, blue mosque, shopped in a hand made market, did a marble painting, visited a turkish bath, haggled in the Grand Bazaar, ran from the Grand bazaar after reaching the bottom price and deciding that i really didn't want it, eat authentic turkish food in flower lane, saw a fortune teller.
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Arrived 5pm-checked in-place suits our needs. Went walking-saw Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia all lit up at night-stunning. Night view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus more stunning. Walked around lots of cute little outdoor shops -getting a feel for this place-Kristin is so good with directions and figuring things out Heard our first call to prayer over …
Today Miranda and I went to Topkapi Palace after a breakfast of cinnamon carrot scones and Turkish coffee. On our way Miranda stopped to buy earrings for a friend. We were looking at a board of earrings on the street when this man came up to us and said come look at my shop downstairs. We follow him down these stairs into a shop where literally …
I was super bummed that Miranda didn't make it into Istanbul, but it did give me a day to do whatever I wanted. I started out by heading to Dolmabahce Palace, where the Ottoman Sultans lived after they moved out of Topkapi Palace and before the royal family was exiled. There were 2 parts of the palice to see, the Sulikiman (sultan's part) and the …
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
lovely clean hostel never felt unsafe. how ever woke up one morning and apparently a boy had been put in our female only room... this is a bit controversial as most of us sleep in out undies due to the lake of air con. the the practicing muslim girls where extremely upset.
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