Travel Blogs from Istanbul, Turkey

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Whirling Dervish and Church, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Whirling Dervish and Church

A travel blog entry by romero

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... and said "I no harm you" I instinctively pushed him away and he got the picture real fast. Given today's events I wonder HOW SAFE IS ISTANBUL REALLY??? It looks modern and safe but I guess you never know. All I know it really turned me off and I think I'd ...

Why Did Constantinople Get the Works?, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Why Did Constantinople Get the Works?

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... , road medians. The Ottoman rulers loved tulips and had them planted all over the city, and tulips have become a symbol of Turkey. Istanbul's 12 million tulips bloom in late March and early April, so, though unintentional, the timing of our visit was ...

Asian-Istanbul and the Turkish Bath Experience..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Asian-Istanbul and the Turkish Bath Experience...

A travel blog entry by romero

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... the water over to Asia. We really had no idea what would be over there, but we figured we couldn't really experience Istanbul unless we experienced both continents! The ferry was quite cheap and easy, and the views were just incredible. Have I mentioned ...

Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Palace and a show, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Palace and a show

A travel blog entry by romero

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... tap our feet to the beat very well! We hung out here for a few hours, just enjoying the cheap beer, music, and overall ambiance. We LOVE Istanbul!  Anyway, after a long night, we are headed off to bed. Good night everyone!! Love, Andrea and ...

Hi all things in istanbul are going well ..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Hi all things in istanbul are going well ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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hi all things in istanbul are going well. lots of things to see and do. spent a lot of time just wndering about thre markets etc. spent yesterday at the Topkapi Palace where the sultans used to live, which was pretty cool. Great building/ ...

Turkey!, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Turkey!

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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The bus ride from Sofia, Bulgaria to Istanbul, Turkey was by far the nicest transportation I have had on this tour around the world so far. They served me Turkish tea and snacks the whole way. There was digital television mounted in the head rest of every ...

Home, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Home

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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Hi all things in istanbul are going well ..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Hi all things in istanbul are going well ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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hi all things in istanbul are going well. lots of things to see and do. spent a lot of time just wndering about thre markets etc. spent yesterday at the Topkapi Palace where the sultans used to live, which was pretty cool. Great building/ ...

Gateway between Europe and Asia, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Gateway between Europe and Asia

A travel blog entry by jag

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... hectic days to get around some of the main sights of Istanbul. We had an awesome drive through the highways leading into Istanbul at night with the 4 lane motorways stretching fading off into the distance with thousands of cars. We stayed right beside the ...

East and West: Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

East and West: Istanbul

A travel blog entry by triskele

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... can spend hours in there looking at everything. Especially cause there are so many rooms and buildings to the museum. The weather in Istanbul seemed a lot cooler than the rest of the area but that is because there is less humidity. It was nice to take ...

Istanbul - Day 2, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul - Day 2

A travel blog entry by shaanandkate

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We woke up, made our own Turkish breakfast with cheese, bread, fruit, and coffee.  We walked to Sultanahmet and saw the Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia) which was stunning from the inside.  We especially liked how it housed both Muslim and Christian ...

Drinkin' in Istambul -> get up, stand up ..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Drinkin' in Istambul -> get up, stand up ...

A travel blog entry by camer

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Troche trudno opisac te dni, ktore spedzilismy w Istambule. Powiem tylko, ze nasi hosci sa naprawde dobrze wycwiczeni w piciu do rana - bronilem polskiego honoru jak moglem, ale niestety czasem musialem sie poddac. Poczatkowy plan byl taki ze w 2 dni ...

Aya Sogya and the Blue mosque, Istanbu, Turkey travel blog

Aya Sogya and the Blue mosque

A travel blog entry by indiantraveler

I have always dreamt of visiting Istanbul - Constantinople, the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Certain places and names just have a mystery and a magic to them - Samarkand, Basra, Egypt - and one is a bit apprehensive about visiting them today, in a modern ...

De retour en Europe, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

De retour en Europe

A travel blog entry by sebjossi

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De retour dans cette ville aussi belle qu'immense... Je n'ai pas le temps de m'ennuyer ici. Tellement de choses a voir et a faire. Je me suis risque aux bains turcs cet apres midi et j'ai pris l'option 'full service'! Alors en gros on rentre dans une ...

Leaving Europe, one month on the road, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Leaving Europe, one month on the road

A travel blog entry by col.caf

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... before but this was different because it was the place.  I didn’t realize until I was leaving how much I like the Istanbul and what a great time I had had there.  Istanbul is a driver’s nightmare.  We had to wind around narrow ...

R & R, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

R & R

A travel blog entry by saundersfamily

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... provides those serving in hardship posts airfare to locations, on a cost construct basis, considered more developed for rest and recuperation.  Istanbul was the choice for our R & R.  It was close to us and a place that I had always wanted ...

Mosques in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Mosques in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by katevoss

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... After a while of wandering we jumped in a taxi and headed back home. Sunday 10th June Big day of sightseeing in Istanbul today starting with a traditional Turkish breakfast of small bread pieces, some unknown meat slice, cheese, feta, olives, cucumber ...

Topkapi Palace ... WOW!!!, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Topkapi Palace ... WOW!!!

A travel blog entry by milver

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... that we ended up taking wasn't even depicted in the lonely planet travel guide. So travelers beware! We still saw more of Istanbul and witnessed the hustle and bustle of daily life. People cross the street here just like in Ecuador. They aren't afraid of ...

Istanbul 2, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul 2

A travel blog entry by aarondewitt

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... nbsp; the attribute the problems to instigation by foreign powers and show pictures of turks massacred by armenians. after that i walked to Istanbul Mondern, the mondern art museum here.  it's quite new an in a really cool area in an old warehouse ...

Spending the day with Aisling, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Spending the day with Aisling

A travel blog entry by wrlondon

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sunny sun sun sunnnnnn, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

sunny sun sun sunnnnnn

A travel blog entry by ashbyers

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yesterday i went with my boss to the mall so he could buy new headphones and then we ended up smelling perfume and cologne for 20 minutes... it was me and two guys that i work with and it was hilarious because there i was standing in this shop with two ...

Istanbul Transfer, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul Transfer

A travel blog entry by wagscallion

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Yes, Turkey. We were the lucky ones, loads of backpackers were stranded in India unable to get flights to Eurpoe. Our agent Jonny at Travel Nation bailed us out ...

Gobble Gobble, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Gobble Gobble

A travel blog entry by keetchadam

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Hey all We only stayed in Istanbul for three nights, but it was enough to see that it is a beautiful city. I'm sure we could have done a lot more there but as the both of us were very tired from all our adventures we just saw the blue mosque, hagia ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by braneb

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Sedaj sem v Istanbulu. Prezivel sem obisk bazarja ( habibi ti ves kako jih ljubim ane ;)), celo veckrat in Turki so bolj normalni kot arabci. Pivo je odlicno, kebabi tudi.... Prvi vecer sva sla malo pogledat po mestu in ker je najin hostel v neposredni ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by nevendula

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Where East Meets West: Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Where East Meets West: Istanbul

A travel blog entry by kiri-ana

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Terrace bars Shisha bars/cafes Mosques Call to prayer - sounded nice! Not too loud Beautiful buildings! Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern Harassment (harmless but annoying) from Turkish men esp if not accompanied by a ...

Day 3, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Day 3

A travel blog entry by hrtravellers

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Hello!              I have now been in the city of Istanbul for three days.  The flights were long but the excitement kept us awake, although we were a little cranky when ...

It's Istanbul; not Constantinople!, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

It's Istanbul; not Constantinople!

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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... of this beautiful city.   The ship left Istanbul as the sun set and we were off to the island of Lesbos.  Istanbul is a beautiful city which reminds us a lot of San Francisco because of its hilly terrain and being surrounded by water.  What ...

CHAPTER 8 - ITALY, GREECE AND TURKEY, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

CHAPTER 8 - ITALY, GREECE AND TURKEY

A travel blog entry by barneyandpier

... June 13th KM START = 20,248 (Trip = 9,878) KM END = 20,641 (Trip = 10,271 ) Route: Troy > Cannakale > Gallipoli > Istanbul "How was the party last night?" asks the owner of the pension over breakfast. "The food was great!" I reply, being as ...

Of bazaars and their effect on the human psyche., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Of bazaars and their effect on the human psyche.

A travel blog entry by leighhansen

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... the one in Cairo and I've walked through the mercados in Mexico city... but no bazaar can compare to those in Istanbul. These things are immense, serpentine mazes of covered streets. We got lost everytime we turned a corner. All the boutiques look ...

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