Cordial House Hotel
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. …
... lively place and it was all locals. Then we passed one of the servers coming with a plastic bag of bread, the bag had broken and he was trying to get all the bread off the walk into the broken bag and on his way, didn't quite work out that way. The bread kept falling out. We seen a vendor with plastic cups full of pickled dills, onions and peppers. That was a new one. We walked back to the tramway and caught the same one home. We are getting good at tIstanbul, Turkey dancejill
... time change. I went out for a while and ran in to a friend. we stumbled across a farmers market that was out of this world. everything was so fresh - i could have spent all day there standing a just smelling the air. today i include pictures i took of the school. i think you will love the view i see everyday when i walk to class. and with that i leave you for now but will be back soon to continue documenting my voyage for you. love,Istanbul, Turkey ashbyers
I had been mentally preparing myself for this day all weekend...Sunday, the Turkish Baths. We woke up had a simit and coffee and headed out to make the most of our day. First stop was the Archeological Museum. Fully included in the price of the museum I saw two cats doing the hanky panky on the way in...weird weird stuff. On to the museum. We saw a plethora of Greek and Roman statuary including Zeus and a column from the Greek ...Istanbul, Turkey mholtz
... Buyukada, let me write it for you in bold, large letters. BEWARE - TOURIST TRAP. We took the ferry home and enjoyed the lights of Istanbul as we sailed past Sultanahmet. As it was late when we docked we decided to take a taxi home. We flagged one down and he came screeching to a halt. We climbed in and he took us on a mad dash to Tunel. When we got there the fare was a little over 9 lira. I handed over a 20 lira note and told him 10 is OK. He hid the 20 ...Istanbul, Turkey guykb
Sleep didn't come easily last night as reality crept back in to my head. Two more full days here in Istanbul and then I'm heading back home to bills, expense reports, press releases, APR exams... I miss my pup and my cats and I wonder how they'll respond to me being back in their world. They've had such loving caretakers in my absence will they resent my return? It stormed last night off and on. I could hear the wind through the shutters and the thunder above. In between there was a ...Istanbul, Turkey girlwanderer
... to enjoy the sunset! The Sufle was odd.....kind of peanut buttery flavored, but was quite good!!! Anyway, we headed back to the hotel later for some rest and (surprise) PING PONG! Yes, Jose is in absolute heaven because our hotel has a ping pong table and he found one of the workers to be REALLY good. So good in fact that Jose lost! And he was sweating! Don't worry though, he is so determined, I'm sure he will have improved by tomorrow! Good night everyone! Love, AndreaIstanbul, Turkey romero
What a trip so far! Mark and I are heading out of Bangkok and traveling now to a very foreign, much deeper into the middle east to me, Istanbul, Turkey. We are leaving tonight via Hong Kong, via Rome by then in a couple of days, Turkey! WE are so excited! We made it a point to rest up here in Bangkok before we board. This is what Lonely Planet guide ...Istanbul, Turkey edgarwouldgo
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCordial House Hotel Istanbul
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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