Travel Blogs from Istanbul, Turkey

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Kid-speak, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Kid-speak

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... and my mom noticed that people were surprised that Alex, Josh and I could walk so well, so we guessed that most people in Istanbul don't learn to swim at a young ages.  The swimming area was a beautiful park filled with pine trees and the swimming ...

Departure day (sorry its late - no internet), Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Departure day (sorry its late - no internet)

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... two are Aussıes?' They were Kıwıs... but I managed to salvage a brıef conversatıon. Arrıved ın Istanbul at 11pm and found where I was supposed to be. After much confusıon and a chat wıth a couple of ...

Last day in Istanbul..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Last day in Istanbul...

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... .  No grand finale.  I shall, however, write a long reflection essay about my experience in Turkey, especially regarding intercultural interactions.  My relationship with Turks have been marked by miscommunication galore.  I feel ...

Brit speaking funny Turkish, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Brit speaking funny Turkish

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... of the time). Had previously met my Turk friend Sedef and told her about my parents coming and she kindly gave me a magazine on Istanbul that was unfortunately in Turkish. So took my seat on the metro with the oversized magazine on my lap. Typical looking ...

The Middle East: parting thoughts, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

The Middle East: parting thoughts

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... East seem to preclude even the basics. Jordan was about the only place I noticed even elementary consideration for third parties. Turkey, by far the most sophisticated society and who is being considered for inclusion in the EU shortly, is absolutely ...

Last full day in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Last full day in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Yes, we are starting to lose steam. Today our plan was not very ambitious. We only had the Istanbul Archeology Museum left on our to-do list. We also needed to come up with a way to get the the airport on the Asian side of the city in time for our ...

Istanbul Otopark, Kaducoy, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul Otopark

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... high rise apartment buildings all looking pretty much the same, although, to be fair, the ones closest to the heart of Istanbul were a little more individual. There are many bush fire warning signs on the highways as there are large areas of pine ...

Politics, Ramadam, Rules, FAQ, Guy Fawkes..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Politics, Ramadam, Rules, FAQ, Guy Fawkes...

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... , so I am watching a bit as I live in a boys dorm, Galatarasay are of course very good and the team from Istanbul, Besiktas is who I should support...but we are already talking about the game between England and Turkey I think in April and they think they ...

Second-to-last day.  The countdown begins, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Second-to-last day. The countdown begins

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Today we went to the palace. It was all beautiful. There were flowers, green gras,and the person who designed it was the man who designed the Paris Opera house. When we toured the palace there were huge, expensive chandeliers in each room, a christal ...

It's not funny, they are all maniacs (The Turks), Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

It's not funny, they are all maniacs (The Turks)

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... in Kasimpasa, even the driver asked me and I said 'Bilmiyorum', I do not know. On this 'slight' detour I saw a part of Istanbul I hadn't seen before, so now two new things in one day (the first was going inside Yeni Camii). Arriving at Besiktas stadium, ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... few fundamentalists, whereas the rest of the Middle East was backwards. From our own observations, Turkey is definitly where east meets west, and just as Istanbul literally straddles two continents, the Turkish people are definitly at the crossroads of a ...

THE PARK IN ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

THE PARK IN ISTANBUL

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... character, and I may never write his name again.  ... Actually - one more time, at this story's end. Once I got to Istanbul (two Swiss girls and I hitchhiked the last ten kilometers to the historic center together, from a toll booth), I wrote in my ...

Joshasaurus, Princess Kate and Mr. Mouse, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Joshasaurus, Princess Kate and Mr. Mouse

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Josh: Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople. If I was a melting snowman, I could still go to school...in a thermos. Bu-dum-cha! Thank you, thank you. Now for the blog. We woke up and went to Topkapi Palace, the sultan's ...

Cagaloglu Hamami, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Cagaloglu Hamami

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... this it was time to steel myself and head to the hammam. The one I had chosen was Cagaloglu Hamami, perhaps the most famous in Istanbul, maybe even the world. It is 300 years old and is featured in the book '1000 places to see before you die.' I ...

East and West - Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

East and West - Istanbul

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... available space of grass. We are pretty sure most of the cities 12 million citizens were there! A lot of our time in Istanbul was spend wandering around the huge Grand Bazaar, with over 4500 shops tempting us with final souveniers. We inevitably got ...

Istanbul (not constantinople) - another for ..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul (not constantinople) - another for ...

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... the excuse that I was married to the crazy Scot. "Mario, you're not even vaguely tempting" I replied. Harsh.......... but fair. Istanbul in July is horribly hot and there is little respite from the heat. It was an excuse to indulge in that ...

And now a few words from Kate and Josh, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

And now a few words from Kate and Josh

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... one for 3YTL. For the whole day I noticed that there were an insane amount of stray cats and kittens roaming the streets of Istanbul. I wanted to pat and feed each and every one of them because they were so scrawny, but I couldn't pet them because of ...

Spring, Eurovision and Besiktas football, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Spring, Eurovision and Besiktas football

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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Spring came suddenly to Turkey, now in Istanbul the sun is shining wonderfully and finally I see the sun in Turkey. After all the snow and rain for months, the weather is making up for it. Istanbul looks different in lots of ways now it is being shone ...

Last photos in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Last photos in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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Hey all guys, greetings from the UK. I have loaded some last photographs from Turkey, with a whiff of sentimentality...and yes it is raining here! Cok optum to all ...

Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Dolmabahçe Palace

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... of his death 69 years ago. Either way it was a quite touching reminder of the reverence with which Attaturk is viewed here in Turkey. After our palace visit Jess went with girls to visit Taksim square and I headed off on a different ...

Rediscovering An Old Friend., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Rediscovering An Old Friend.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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We had forgotten how much we had loved Istanbul! In 2005 we spent a week in Turkey and here we are back again just for one night and as the bus takes us to our hostel, we are already thinking we wish we had planned for a few more days here. Istanbul ...

Mosques and Meze..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Mosques and Meze...

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After all our partying in Bulgaria we were hoping for a more relaxing last week together and so in Istanbul we booked ourselves into a modern apartment in the Changir area. The apartment was recently refurbished and spotlessly clean and we had a bedroom, ...

'2 English girls in Istanbul', one day of one week, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

'2 English girls in Istanbul', one day of one week

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... the gate where International arrivals come out from collecting their luggage. I had now become quite acquainted with this airport (Istanbul Ataturk International). How many times I had been here now? First my arrival, then my departure for graduation, ...

Answering the call for prayer, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Answering the call for prayer

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... choppy but the sun was out and the views in every direction presented something good to talk about.  The megatropolis of Istanbul is overwhelming at times and today we exhausted ourselves walking around and around trying to take it all in.  I ...

Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istiklal Caddesi

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... was which restaurant to choose, which pastries to eat and which scarf would look best. I found a bookshop that had a good road-map of Turkey to help me when we hire the car in a few days time. We came home, dumped our purchases and then went back out to ...

Istanbul-Constantinople-Istanbul-Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul-Constantinople-Istanbul-Constantinople

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... to process - so no visa yet: we shall have to go through the procedures in Egypt.). Anyway, our experience in Turkey in general and Istanbul in particular has been quite positive: the country is beautiful, quite modern and there are plenty of ...

Istanbul or Constantinople ?, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul or Constantinople ?

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... a city and country that one of us was familiar with and also to begin the next phase of our trip. It's my third time to Istanbul and Turkey in general, a city and country that I adore. I was first here back in '96 then '04 and again this year. To say ...

More Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

More Istanbul

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... ship back to where we came from. The main thing I took away from the day is a powerful respect for the unbelievable size of Istanbul. Depending on who you ask, the population is around 15-18 million. Oh, and I think that was the day we ate with ...

More Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

More Istanbul

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... ship back to where we came from. The main thing I took away from the day is a powerful respect for the unbelievable size of Istanbul. Depending on who you ask, the population is around 15-18 million. Oh, and I think that was the day we ate with ...

Back to Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Back to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by tommy

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It was a long trip back to Istanbul from Cappadoccia, but we finally got in at 2am and surprisingly enough went straight to bed. Next morning we sailed off on a boat cruise which took us around Istanbul from the water and gave a very pretty view of the ...

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