Santa Ottoman Hotel

Sehitmuhtar Mah. Kurabiye Zambak Sok. No:1 Tarlabasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul, 34500, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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A memorable day

A travel blog entry by henriksenv


... sold wholesale. When I asked where to go to buy a scarf, she said Wait. She turned to the manager and said, she's American and speaks such nice Turkish, can I sell her a scarf? and he said Yeah sure. :) So I got two nice scarves at the wholesale price. Just goes to show it never hurts to ask!

I left Scarfville and wandered. Naturally I ended up in Nuruosmaniye, which seems to draw me like a magnet. Maybe I lived there in a past life or something. ...

Our Free Day in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by regw47


... walking platforms were placed in the cistern to allow the visit of tourists . Now as well as viewing the magnificent structures you can watch the fish amid the ambient lighting and music. Bleary eyed we re-enter the sun shine world of Istanbul again....
Heading towards the Blue mosque we decided to have lunch at a small café overlooking the Sultanahmet Square. Relaxation was the aim we were on holiday.
Leaving the café we ...

Istanbul not Constantinople (You were singing it!)

A travel blog entry by mickisc


... group while swearing we looked like family (all Americans look alike), he showed us a very long line for the Blue Mosque and took us to another entrance with a much shorter line. He left us and told us he hoped to see us in the market later where his family had a booth. Yep. Something was up. He returned shortly with plastic bags for our shoes so that we could supposedly save time. Slipping sandals off takes no time, they would be handing us bags before entering anyway, ...

Turkey: Welcome back to the West

A travel blog entry by vincenttravel


... Suddenly, the number of tourists dropped to zero, or three if you want to be precise, I guess. Within no time we were in residential Turkish areas, the calm authenticity of which really appealed to me after the hectic old city.

Next up to visit for me were two of Istanbul’s highlights: the Topkapi palace and the Ayasofya. Unlike the Blue mosque, which is an active house of prayer, entrance to these sights is not free. Far from it in ...

Happy Birthday to my Wife

A travel blog entry by onighjoy


Today was my wife's birthday and therefore a day I can never forget for the rest of my life. LOL. After yesterday's marathon site seeing, we slept and rested for the whole day until we headed for dinner at Mikla in the Marmara Hotel. The Marmara is named after the sea which sits right in front of Istanbul whereas the Black Sea sits behind. When I booked this restaurant, I wasn't quite sure what to expect as the restaurant advertises itself ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Basaksehir area of Istanbul, is near Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi).
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