Travel Blogs from Istanbul, Turkey

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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 ...

BL #41: Dine At the World's Fanciest Kebab Shop, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

BL #41: Dine At the World's Fanciest Kebab Shop

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... of that massive mound of meat removing any vestiges of reason from your mind. So with today being my last full day in Turkey, I completely gave in to this evil addiction and had not one, but two different kebabs for lunch. Unfortunately for me, it seems ...

BL #40: Study the Baklava Bible, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

BL #40: Study the Baklava Bible

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... been a three or four week trip hitting up many of the major sights.  Unfortunately, this stop in Turkey will only be for two days in Istanbul - but I'll take it, especially since this visit ended up being a matter of convenience. Flights from ...

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 ...

Turkish Delights, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Turkish Delights

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... to take alternative routes at times to avoid running into someone  have told  will see later...etc.  Turkey and specifically Istanbul is much more secular than many of the other places  have visited.  Still hear multiple ...

From Europe to Asia, twice, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

From Europe to Asia, twice

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... in the Netherlands and saying goodbye to friends both there and in Prague, my trip started properly at Prague airport, with my flight to Istanbul. The Turkish Airlines flight to Delhi does not connect, so they put travellers up in a hotel just to keep the ...

Our First Few Days in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Our First Few Days in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... Toronto and twice a minute being approached by a shopkeeper wanting to sell you a case of maple syrup. A back and forth in Istanbul might go something like: "Hello sir, today business is terrible. I eat only bread." as the carpet man good-naturedly ...

Toutville, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Toutville

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Completing the loop, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Completing the loop

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Kaleidoscopic, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Kaleidoscopic

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Chapter 44:

Chapter 44: "My friend owns a carpet shop..."

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... Sudan hung out. Must have been a fascinating scene back in the day... I left the palace with a new enthusiasm for Istanbul and Turkey in general, so I headed to the Hippodrome, which is now a track-shaped road with some ancient obelisks and pillars in ...

Maguires in Turkey, Oh My!!, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Maguires in Turkey, Oh My!!

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... and marble as far as the eye can see. After day 2 in Istanbul we caught a night bus out of Istanbul to Efesus (Efes). Our first bus in Turkey and I must say I was impressed. They run more like airplanes, serving coffee and snacks; the only snag was ...

Istanbul., Istanbul and Silivri, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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A work trip to ...

Turkey - The land of Bread........, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Turkey - The land of Bread........

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... very regimented and they expected you to follow the sheep, where as Nazza and I like to try to get off the beaten track. Istanbul was good, Narelle had a Turkish bath (Narelle to insert story...) and we had some great pasta, Basically we waxed too much ...

Whatever You Want It to Be, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Whatever You Want It to Be

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... outside. The same was true for the Blue Mosque, with its elegance. All in all, I stayed in Istanbul about ten days before and after traveling around Turkey. The Euro2008 football matches were in full swing, with Turkey as a contender, so many eyes ...

Farewell Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Farewell Istanbul

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Finally saying goodbye for good to Istanbul..at least for this trip I think.  Off to Cairo tomorrow...Can honestly say that aside from a ferry up the Bosphorous to see the Black Sea...I have seen most all of this city...at least the ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... got the message loud and clear. 10 kilometers down the road we made our breakfast before braving the peak hour traffic into Istanbul. It was a squeeze of traffic coming into town. Feeder roads caused organized mayhem and we had to stand our ground and ...

Finally... a plan, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Finally... a plan

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Merhaba, Would you like to buy a carpet?, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Merhaba, Would you like to buy a carpet?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... become special to you immediately. The men in Develi Spice shop and the ones at Omar's are topping that list here in Turkey. After stuffing ourselves and getting a little tipsy we started to stroll in the direction of the cistern. We were diverted by ...

Compulsive Conversation Re-enforcement Disorder, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Compulsive Conversation Re-enforcement Disorder

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Today is our last day in Istanbul before we head to Hungary (via Sophia, Bulgaria) so we decided to try one of the traditional Turkish baths, a Hamman. We wandered around for a while trying to find one that wouldn't break the bank. So often on this trip ...

My little Turkish delight., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

My little Turkish delight.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... delight' – This is what I am calling Istanbul. While Tracey had fallen in love with Berlin, I had a huge crush on Istanbul. Berlin suited Tracey’s need for a little control, Istanbul filled my need for a little chaos. Chaos is certainly not ...

A big day of sightseeing, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

A big day of sightseeing

A travel blog entry by guykb

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Well, today we set off to Sultanahmet, the ancient part of Istanbul for a spot of sightseeing. It's always possible to overdo these things, especially for Maggie and Georgie who are not wild about monuments etc in the first place. We found the spice ...

Back in Istanbul., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Back in Istanbul.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Back in Istanbul for a ...

My final week, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

My final week

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... Osman, who took me in last time. A random Facebook status about the irritating Muslim call to prayer from the mosques in Istanbul got a response from my Slovakian friend Dan, who just happened to be travelling himself and was in Istanbul at the time. So ...

Asia in the morning, Europe in the evening, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Asia in the morning, Europe in the evening

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... my ISCS card somehow, and I am really, really upset about it. ANYWAY, the sunken palace... wow!  My new favorite place in Istanbul!!!  I have never seen anything like this!  We walked down a few steps, and you could see rows and rows or ...

last stop....Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

last stop....Istanbul

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... challenged here and that I miss the perspective/energy/presence of women in my experience here.   So far my favorite part of Istanbul...the street market with its throngs of people for blocks and blocks - I've included a video or two to give a ...

...I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

...I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done...

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when our overnight train between Bucharest and Istanbul started running a bit late. You'd expect there to be a delay or two being given a scheduled nineteen-hour ride with at least a dozen station stops ...

Cruising the day away, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Cruising the day away

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... . Turkish coffee is also available but surprisingly not very popular. Tea is the drink of choice for most Turks, at least here in Istanbul. On the whole the coffee is both lousy and very expensive. A weak cappuccino made with UHT milk is 5 lira ($4.50) ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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