Fanari Villa

Address: Uskuplu Caddesi No 15, Istanbul, 34083, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Exploring insane Istanbul

A travel blog entry by angrygaza on Jul 21, 2014

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... industrial tools - and they filled the footpath making it really hard to even walk down the street. Plus dodging all the crazy drivers - we were lucky to even survive the walk! After Gary was feeling better (which was about 2.30pm) we decided to mission it to the Blue Mosque. We took the tram instead of walking to save Gaza and our legs... Only took about 10minutes. Thankfully because it was a Monday the place wasn't quite as ...

A great last day in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by petkatravels on Apr 19, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

... and we looked out into the garden, fountain and all and there was the band! In they marched-drummers, horn blowers and singers- all done up in the traditional uniforms, and every one of them with a moustache!
It was great.
We found a super place to eat on the way home- tried artichoke salad and a plate of various dolma des, and couldn't resist some cake. Yum....
It was a really good day to end our visit to Istanbul.

Day three

A travel blog entry by mirandaingmire on Mar 08, 2014

9 photos

... and was then rebuilt. During the Ottoman Empire it was made into a mosque and all the Christian symbols and mosaics were then plastered over with wallpaper and caliphs and prophets names were hung up all over. In the early 1900s it was turned into the museum that it is today. Same as the palace the ceilings were domes and there was an upstairs balcony like area that had mosaics of Jesus and Mary ect. the next stop was lunch. we at a street front cafe area where one huge plate of food ...

Turkey - so many high points (part 2)

A travel blog entry by smkrem on Oct 01, 2013

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... carpet sales man we met on our first day in the Grand Bazaar) and apologise for not seeing him or meeting up with him for a drink during our last 5 days. This sounds simply right - wrong - Paige virtually had to speak for me because he was very angry and emotionally unreasonable. Paige and I are still unsure on what he expected from any encounter we may have had but Paige gave him full points for passion. After so much exercise and walking, I'd promised Paige that ...

Betwixt and Between

A travel blog entry by mjanesmith on Sep 06, 2013

1 comment, 10 photos

... shores are only 800 yards apart. The city is an amazing blend of East and West - hence today's title "Betwixt and Between."

This morning we started by visiting Hagia Sophia (Greek for "church of holy wisdom"). Hagia Sophia is about 14 centuries old, built at the height of the Byzantine empire. Think about that...1,400 years ago the building I was standing in, was walking around in was built. I stopped once and put my ...