Travel Blogs from Istanbul, Turkey

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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 ...

Whats the deal with the blue Evil Eye?, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Whats the deal with the blue Evil Eye?

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... nbsp; To combat it, eyes are made to reflect the evil back to the originator.  And of course, I bought a couple. Arriving in Istanbul was completely different from the last time I was there in 1987.  The roads were clean and flowers were planted ...

Of taxis and tea, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Of taxis and tea

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... . I had the feeling he had no idea where to take us, even though the map clearly showed us right next to one of Istanbul's landmarks, the Galata Tower. The man clearly had a mucus problem, and he snorted and snuffled his way out of the airport. The ...

Ready for departure?, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Ready for departure?

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... Here are some words from me to you about my time in IStanbul: Trainee: Charlotte Evelyn Joyce Traineeship: Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey Loves: Cherry juice 'vişne suyu' & smoking water pipe 'Nargile' Hates: Those crazy taxi ...

Looking back with fond memories to time in Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Looking back with fond memories to time in Turkey

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... the monastery in Sri Lanka did not accept me and then IBM in China; I had my third choice and offered to me was Istanbul in Turkey - a contract for nine months. Suzan was so excited, telling me all about Istanbul and she just simply said you will love it ...

Istanbul, the end, no its not, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul, the end, no its not

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... ignoring the fourth, hoping that I would never see them again. Hailing a taxi, we asked to be taken into the backpacker area of Istanbul, Sultanahmet. As soon as we had jumped out of the cab, we were accosted by men, wanting us to see their hotels. We ...

Constantinople..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Constantinople...

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... in the emotional road that was Eastern Europe, we can't tell you how relieving it was to arrive in the revelation that is Turkey. Istanbul is a city of beautiful extremes, from the ancient to the modern to the delicious.  In Istanbul it is quite ...

Turks, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Turks

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... . Swapping stories and telling each other what we were going to do. She was ok, so we let her stay !!! Eventually, we pulled into Istanbul. She had a room booked, as usual, we didn't. However, we were grabbed and led away. The guy wanted 50 Euros. I told ...

On My Deathbed, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

On My Deathbed

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Nearly each destination seems to great me with a new sickness. Tonight I arrived in Istanbul with a 24-hour flu and a terrible stomach virus. Hamza, the CSer hosting me tonight in Istanbul met me at the ferry station in Kadikoy after I arrived via plane, ...

Did someone say Gobble Gobble?, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Did someone say Gobble Gobble?

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... to 120! 20 mins later we get to Taxim Square - our Turkey House for the next couple of nights. There is an Istanbul buzz, people everywhere, smells (some good, some rather not) and people everywhere. We attempt to not look like tourists (which we ...

"Gastronomic Orgasm"

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... . Recommended. I'll admit, I don't have a lot of Turkish yet. The funny thing are my "thank you"s. When I last visited Istanbul, in an attempt to remember the Turkish phrase for thank you, and it's approximate pronunciation, I came up with the word ...

Hosçakal (Goodbye) Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Hosçakal (Goodbye) Turkey

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... , not sure if that is a good combination!? Tomorrow will go to a place called Sile, on the north coast outside of Istanbul to swim in the beautiful Turkey blue sea and soak up the sun's rays one more time and on Sunday should be going to Edirne a city ...

Cold rice pudding and coloured teas, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Cold rice pudding and coloured teas

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Another sunny start in Istanbul. Mum and Dad found their way to the hostel (they have this part of Istanbul cracked now) and off we all set for another day of exploring this fascinating city.  We decided that the spice market would be a good starter ...

Exploring Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Exploring Istanbul

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... repetition of the patterns that you see on everything from buildings, to textiles, to paintings.   The crowds and traffic in Istanbul were something else today, mostly tour groups from the cruise ships lined up in the harbour.  We counted 6 - ...

My return visit to Istanbul for one week, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

My return visit to Istanbul for one week

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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MY return trip to Istanbul for just eight days, it was emotional but ...

Blinded by Bosphorus Beauty, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Blinded by Bosphorus Beauty

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... so much better than heavy traffic.  In Sariyer we sensed we were heading the right way.  The map of Turkey was now pretty useless as Istanbul was just a big blob.  We sat down outside a bakery and within seconds a guy was upon us asking ...

Leaving Istanbul tonIght, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Leaving Istanbul tonIght

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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We have enjoyed a fabulous week here In Istanbul, the weather has been around 35 - 37C, so its very hot as you can imagine! Yesterday we were talking to a local who said that down on the coast its 45!! On Tuesday we visited the Topkapi palace and the ...

Sad Sunday Farewells, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Sad Sunday Farewells

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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We made our way over to Hotel Darusaade to say goodbye to Mum and Dad. We had spent the early morning chatting with Graham and Robin, our new New Zealand friends.  We look forward to catching up with them in Napier in a few months time.  Pols ...

Alex, Live from Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Alex, Live from Istanbul

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... ; we took a ferry too. I saw some other ships, but mostly just water. We went to Europe from Asia. Anyway, now I am in Istanbul. It's a big open city. It's also crowded. The Grand Bazaar is there too. I bought two new shirts and a pants today. We ...

Istanbul Day 1.5, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul Day 1.5

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... little soccer outfit and a red t-shirt that looks like the Turkish flag. Josh's has a nanzar bonjuk on it with "Istanbul" underneath. I picked up a comprehensive Turkish/English dictionary for about $7.50. After that, we had lunch and then people fell ...

Reached my Limit of One Sight a Day, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Reached my Limit of One Sight a Day

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Last night Martin agreed to ditch his psychology conference and join me for a tour of the Hagia Sofia. We spent a couple of hours just admiring this seven wonder of the world. It was actually the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand ...

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