Travel Blogs from Istanbul, Turkey

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Gallipoli, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... cute German girls. What they were doing there not even they really knew, but I plan to see them again when I return to Istanbul. I did witness something rather hysterical when I was on the bus back to Istanbul however. We had just taken the ferry across ...

Back on the road, Jack, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Back on the road, Jack

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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  From Istanbul to Istanbul, in a year. Seems like only yesterday I was arriving in Turkey, from Russia, before doing a quick turnaround and heading off to Indonesia for a guest stint on a broadsheet startup. It was, only that was 2008 and this is ...

Warmer Climes, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Warmer Climes

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... . Shannon had travelled very little previously, but John had been to Turkey twice before, so spoke some Turkish. Istanbul (population 15 million), Turkey's major city (and a huge sprawling city it is), is like a piece of Turkish delight waiting to be ...

Istanbul not Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul not Constantinople

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... would have the option for the tours. My brother has a friend that asked for us to get in contact with his family while in Istanbul and we were not going to do any optional tours. The guilt was piled on but we had already decided that we were not going to ...

Knumbness, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Knumbness

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I have not felt much regarding going home.  Not elation, not even sadness, just nothing.  I don’t know if I’m not willing to admit our trip is over or what.  Over the last few weeks, every time I picture going back to Canada, I ...

Istanbul in a day, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul in a day

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... ; The girls escort me to Reina, a club on the Bosphorus river... what we were told was the hottest spot in Istanbul was absolutely amazing.  Set under a perfectly lit suspension bridge that seemed to change colors in unison with the Turkish ...

Back in Istanbul..One Year Later, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Back in Istanbul..One Year Later

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... On our way to the train station to buy a ticket, we stopped for a cold drink at a kebab restaurant.  Istanbul, well all of Turkey, is smoking hot in June....like in the high 30's, low 40's hot.......lots of drinks needed. Long story (as ...

Gobble Gobble, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Gobble Gobble

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... . I spend the afternoon inside the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. These are the two most fantastic and grandiose structures in Istanbul, Turkey, even the world. Quite a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Before the sun went down I made my way ...

Turkish reflections, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Turkish reflections

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... and I am afraid to say these were the huge majority,  will be forgotten soon I hope. I had been in Turkey before - last year - but only in Istanbul, and had loved it.  Jan had not been here before and was coming from a month in Egypt backpacking ...

Istanbul Adventures, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul Adventures

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... , spinach filled pastries, dates and olives in various variations. After our breakfast we headed out into the madness that is called Istanbul, or better Constantinople. First we headed back to the travel agent that we found around the corner of the hotel ...

I don't know how I feel about heights, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

I don't know how I feel about heights

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... Bridge. The galata bridge was filled with restaurants selling fresh seafood. We were saving our appetite for our favorite restaurant in Istanbul, Omar's. Our friends from Develi spices were so excited to see us. Even Baba, the patriarch was happy to ...

Final few days in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Final few days in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... see Jose Gonzalez and Antony and the Johnsons playing.  The venue was a very intimate place next to the hospital in the centre of Istanbul.  Jose Gonzalez played first and for me (Pat) he was very average. I don't know much of his music but he ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... world (until St Peter's in Rome was built). It was changed into a mosque by commander Mehmet II when he took charge of Istanbul in 1453. The guilded mosaics were covered in plaster in about 726 - 843 AD when all images other than the cross were ...

Athens to Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Athens to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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... carrier: OSE hints: you will not arrive on time. the border crossing to turkey takes forever. Greek people call Istanbul "Konstantinopolus". you have to change trains at the border. ------------------------------------------------------------ ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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istanbul. city of mixture. staying with meltem and ege. feels like home. nice not to sleep on a train. relaxation. exploring the city without backpacks. can come home. can sleep in a bed. sheltered environment. we like it. baidi likes mango. gonna buy a ...

Europe meets Asia - the great divide..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Europe meets Asia - the great divide...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... a city filled with constant excitement, it still shines above the rest. Taksim? Brilliant. The list of brilliant istanbul features continues, especially the consumables: turkish coffee, apple tea, water pipes, turkish delight, chicken rice that ...

A Pleasant Ride to Istanbul...Well, Sort of!, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

A Pleasant Ride to Istanbul...Well, Sort of!

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... :-/ There was an interactive video of map where it showed the flight itinerary.  Ya cudda see the picture of the plane goin' from Istanbul to Accra in arrow.  Do ya see how vast the Sahara Desert? The flight to Accra was not enjoyable as it wuz ...

Icmeler to Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Icmeler to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... take note! Afetr what seemed like forever the sun came up and we boarded the ferry for the final stint in our journey to Istanbul. This crossing over the Sea of Marmara was to shave 5 hours off the journey time. After a rather hair raising dodgy cab ...

Its Istanbul not Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Its Istanbul not Constantinople

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... 70 kilometers on a coach to the city center. The entire 70 km drive was through city as densly populated as downtown San Francisco. Istanbul is by far the largest city either of us have been in. Its population is well over 16 million in the city limits ...

Day of Pamper (Turkish bath!), Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Day of Pamper (Turkish bath!)

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... breakfast place online.  The place apparently served Pope at one point.  http://www.themarmarahotels.com/The-Marmara-Istanbul/index.asp Indeed the place was fancy and expensive.  We indulged in fruit pancakes with Canadian syrup, ...

Bootlegged Bosphorous Tour, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Bootlegged Bosphorous Tour

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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Soo bootlegged.  Only 2 hours long.  Ghetto plastic chairs.  Did not go past the fortress.  The only saving grace was the view and ...

Planning, planning, planning!, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Planning, planning, planning!

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... Laura and I figured we are too tired to go out to karaoke with our friends, so we decided to just go watch tonight's game (Turkey vs. Hungary).  Hasan told us that his team's colors were blue and yellow, so we showed up wearing blue dresses... then ...

Chora Church and Fetiyeh Camii, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Chora Church and Fetiyeh Camii

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... it.  No, they said, you must have IDs.  I was like, "Noooo, lutfen, lutfen, we are oranciyim, no money, we love Turkey!"  My friends were cracking up in the back, one tried to plead with me, and another- an art history major- was just antsy ...

Time in Turkey with More Maguires, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Time in Turkey with More Maguires

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... booked two rooms in a great hotel for two nights, so it was the softest landing we´ve had yet upon entering a country. Istanbul is a really beautiful place; from the airplane view of the countless mosque minarets rising above the rest of the city, to the ...

Halfway, half-time, and a pitstop, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Halfway, half-time, and a pitstop

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... 2014. It's the resort city/town for Russia, the southern-most, warmest, with a beach. Plan is to get a ferry to Turkey, quick bus dash to Istanbul and fly back to the coalface. Ferry turns out to be a flight of fancy. There is no such thing as the ...

Istanbul and Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul and Constantinople

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Up bright and early for my 8am flight to Istanbul and I get to my hotel by noon.  A short walk around to get oriented with the area and I take a nap before Phin gets in.  (Phin is my camp buddy from back in the day who I ran into randomly in ...

Cairo to Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Cairo to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... can it? While I was thinking through these things, the 2-hour flight was almost over.  When the plane landed in Istanbul, people started clapping.  Interesting.  Over the visa counter was a list of about 40 countries and the visa ...

Classes, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Classes

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... waking up each morning and starting a new adventure.  Every single day.  Egypt was just so thrilling and challenging.  Istanbul, of course, has so much to explore too, but I move with a big group of students who have different ideas of ...

Another scholarship! and karaoke, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Another scholarship! and karaoke

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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Hey hey hey!  I won yet another scholarship- this time from the Korean Embassy!  Apparently I am among the 110 outstanding Korean undergraduate/graduate students in the U.S. and Canada.  I should really start applying for more ...

Paulie Baba and the Taxi Thieves, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Paulie Baba and the Taxi Thieves

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... by the sound of the call to prayer all over the city as we entered. The Muslim faith, the prominent  religion of Istanbul, requires that its followers pray 5 times a day. The prayer times are called out over speakers throughout the city. To me ...

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