Travel Blogs from Istanbul, Turkey

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Can and Cem (pronounced Jon and Gem), Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Can and Cem (pronounced Jon and Gem)

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... to make or receive calls. I would’ve been better off not registering the phone until 24 hours before returning to Istanbul since I wasn’t making any calls while floating at sea but who knew. Luckily in Taksim there is no shortage of internet ...

The Hassle of Turkish Men, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

The Hassle of Turkish Men

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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... unsuccessfully shopped) until I couldn't walk anymore. Overall, I could have done without so much time in Istanbul. There seems to be endless great things to do in Turkey, which I'd like to come back for. But, a day in Istanbul is enough for ...

Epilogue, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Epilogue

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... losing track of reality. The leap from the orphanage in Nakuru to my house in Kemerburgaz (one of the up-scale suburbs of Istanbul) has been so great that there is a disconnect between my past and present experiences. Therefore, one of them has to be ...

100 Days of Solitude, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

100 Days of Solitude

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... little; wore the same clothes every day and stayed in neighborhoods that would be considered ghetto with respect to Istanbul standards. I am convinced that I am capable of adapting. Finally, reading and writing have been as essential, as ...

Onward to Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Onward to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by romero

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... is all quite good as well. After checking in and dropping our bags, we set off to do a little exploring. Istanbul is BEAUTIFUL! I learned that Turkey is the only country in the world that spans two continents - how cool is that? We are staying ...

Istanbul - Ramadan in the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul - Ramadan in the Blue Mosque

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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... themselves, other than during Ramadan, which happens to be now. But I just didn't see woman ANY where - atleast not in Goreme - Istanbul, yes. ANYway) I asked for help and was told the Mosque was closed for the call to prayer and closed to the public, ...

Shopping Istanbul Style!!! Largest Mall in Europe, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Shopping Istanbul Style!!! Largest Mall in Europe

A travel blog entry by romero

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... that???   Anyways, I dropped off my new clothes at the hotel and found out that the largest mall in Europe is located in Istanbul. As soon as Andrea heard about it she was determined to be a patron. Not to mention that to her that is a legitimate ...

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 ...

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 ...

heading home., Beyoğlu, Turkey travel blog

heading home.

A travel blog entry by janerob55

... to await the taxi. After a slightly terry goodbye from yours truely Tim and I made our way to the airport boarded the plane to Istanbul and caught a Taxi to the holiday Inn Airport hotel. The hotel is in the middle of an industrial area so we just chilled ...

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 ...

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