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... of medusa's head. It took us less time than we thought to complete the cistern-circuit, and we were stomping up the hill to the Galata Tower at 10:30. The tower was built by the Genoese when they held a small trading colony across the Golden Horn from Constantinople... When Genoa had colonies. We really only walked by ;-) On our way to risky business in Taksim Square. The Galata/Karakoy neighborhood is the southeast corner of new-ish Beyoglu District in IST. Beyoglu ...
... first observation... Or maybe I'm a little edgy!! Ha! Sure to be some serious adventure here. I have fond a kite school hiring gear... Time to put my money where my mouth is and get out there. Hot days, good wind... Oh yes! It's funny, I feel immediately comfortable wandering bak streets here but at the same time buzz with an undercurrent of uneasiness as if subconsciously suspicious that something a little nuts might happen. It might... We shall ...
... that we had heard and read about. The heart of the modern Istanbul is Taksim Square and Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Ave) is the home to the city's smartest shops, coolest restaurants, bars and lounges which share space with impressive residential buildings, embassies and churches. Young people seem to gravitate here both to see and be seen and we spent an afternoon on this busy pedestrian thoroughfare rubbing shoulders with both locals and ...
We have been so lucky as there was a laundry just around the corner from the Sultania so we were pleasantly surprised to find one even closer to this hotel. Dragged all our dirty washing down yesterday morning and picked it up this morning - not only washed but IRONED! Now we can't touch it as it looks so beautiful. And the man insisted on carrying it all back to the hotel for us. We are very happy campers. Sunny ...
... this period apparently is pretty high season, end of summer vacation, and great weather. Wasn't sure to stay in the old town, taksim, or close to where my business affair was situated. Scrolling through a bunch of reviews on the web, and quizzing family and friends, past visitors to Istanbul, I settled on Taksim, the main tourist area with the shops, restaurants, and the buzz pretty much. Found the hotel Riva through booking.com and it looked decent, it was described as ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center