Optimist Hotel

At Meydani No:68 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Exploring the Sights of Old Istanbul

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana


... to be done by bargaining. Our instructions were to start our offer at around 50% of the asking price and expect to pay in the 60% range. Lana did some looking and talking but so far no serious purchases. Mehmet encouraged us to wait until other parts of the country, where we would encounter the same goods, except for the gold jewelry for lower prices.

We spent the last few minutes of our harried and busy day sitting quietly, sans shoes and women ...

So Fresh and So Clean

A travel blog entry by tnaworldtour


... would come back to get us. "In the meantime," she said, "you can rinse off and just relax." Adam interpreted her directions as a coy way of giving us the wink wink that it was completely acceptable to make our own happy ending in the 20 minutes remaining. I, alternatively, heard exactly what she said which was to rinse off and just relax. Funny how two people can listen to the same thing but hear completely different messages.

Güle Güle,
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A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz


... known as the "Sunken Palace", it is a gigantic underground cistern with 336 columns. The bricks around the cistern are 4.8m think and water tight and therefore holds fresh water at the bottom that was used as water storage. The second day managed to find a pub and watch the All Blacks game - great result. We walked the city, going through the park, Grand Bazar, crossing the bridge to the other ...

Istanbul - a magical place

A travel blog entry by dougo


... 8230; that’s a relief, I can cruise the Med again and choose an itinerary with Turkey and Mykonos and know that I will never be graced with their presence again on another cruise ship! Hmm…so much for all the research that Miss Prissy mentioned she had done – must have looked up “shore excursions to avoid” on a Cornflake box.

Dinner over and Miss Prissy asked Gina if they were going to the show … Beatlemania as ...

Europe meets Asia

A travel blog entry by kiwisinflight


Our time in Istanbul has come to and end. We've spent 3 days in this amazing city. We've walked for miles, there is so much to do here, the people are so friendly and the food, oh my god the food - is AMAZING!!

We arrived back pretty tired from our Gallipoli tour in Thursday night, so we made a slow start Friday morning checking into our new hostel. The hostel was about the width of an airplane cabin so it was rather ...

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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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