Optimist Hotel

At Meydani No:68 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey | B&B
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All Around Town

A travel blog entry by voyager-sue on May 15, 2014

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... 2.6 km to the Spice Bazaar, aka Misir Carsisi to the locals. The going was rough, many places where we had to walk in the street, around obstacles, etc. It was a mildly interesting walk, not worth the effort. But at least we walked across the Galata Bridge. In the middle of the bridge there were photo points, stairs to water level with projections for taking photos. The stairs also gave access to the restaurants below the bridge. We ended up at the ferry port ...

Last night by the Aegean

A travel blog entry by paulej4 on Nov 12, 2013

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... Egypt but Cambodia is a close second. For tropical splendor, it has to be Bora Bora in French Polynesia. For water, choose anything in the Caribbean. For strolling, it has to be The Czech Republic. For adventure, it is New Zealand again. For meeting different people in great numbers from many places, it has to be at sea, beyond the boundaries of political borders.

I have included a couple ...

Istanbul ~ a kaleidescope of Turkish Delights

A travel blog entry by vacationista on Sep 17, 2013

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... I went to explore the new town of Istanbul. We travelled to the other side of the bridge and explored a large modern shopping facility on the hunt for a suitcase to replace my current one that had just broken. Unsuccessful in the suitcase scavenger hunt, we returned to the old city. If you are able and have time to go to the new city side, it is worth a visit, especially if you are interested in name brand shops. The shopping mall featured a variety ...


A travel blog entry by opacheco on Sep 14, 2013

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... for pryer and reflection. Peaceful, beautiful and inspiring. Next up is the Aya Sophia, the church of divine wisdom. Arguably one of the greatest early churches in Christendom. Its monolithic profile stands juxtaposed against the Blue Mosque as they share dominance over the city skyline. Built in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian, it was the heart and soul of the eastern Roman Empire. That was until the Ottomans captured Constantinople and renamed it Istanbul. Luckily for ...

Tour time in Turkey

A travel blog entry by nicole_gilbert on Jul 30, 2013

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... the 2nd capital of rome for a long time. More ruins an statues which all have an interesting story, there was an egyptian one which was taken from Egypt to represent some defeat and to show off. In this area at the moment hundreds of people come of a night time to celebrate Ramadan which is currently going on until August 7th where the people of Muslim faith don't eat or drink for something like 18 hours of the day. I tell you i don't know how they do it, ...

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This B&B, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Suleymaniye Mosque, Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Sultanahmet Hamami, and Istanbul University.
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