Fanari Villa

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

Bizarre Bazaar

A travel blog entry by mickle777 on Jun 07, 2014

2 comments, 29 photos

... The Obelisk of Theodosius is of red granite from Aswan and was originally 30m tall, like the Lateran obelisk. The lower part was damaged in antiquity, probably during its transport or ...


A travel blog entry by 1024leigh on Mar 07, 2014

27 photos

... by the end of the week, they were tired as well, and they were not as good at hiding it. Earlier I mentioned some of our traveling differences, and these became amplified in Istanbul. The guys really wanted to party and drink, but Istanbul is not a city built for that. Being a muslim country, it is really different from every other country we have visited. It is really difficult and expensive to go out, not to mention that seeing the ...

Bertie Bassetts

A travel blog entry by gibbslocates on Oct 06, 2013

6 comments, 15 photos

... Grant has educated me as to why this is. Istanbul has been through some major upheavals during it's history. The Romans made this the capital of their Eastern Empire followig the collapse of Rome, then this became the Byzantine Empire, then the Ottomans took over, then the Venetian Crusaders had a pop and the place was ransacked. This leads us to Mehmet the Second who with intelligent foresight created a sort of free trade port and invited peoples of all faiths to ...

Istanbul - The Last Chapter

A travel blog entry by lindalequesne on Sep 26, 2013

4 comments, 20 photos

... It’s now a museum and the highlight for me was seeing an 86 carat diamond!

At mid-day, Levon took us to a 500-year-old restaurant for a traditional Turkish lunch that he ordered. New to us was yogurt soup, made from yogurt, rice and mint, and served warm. It was actually quite good, and could be easily duplicated. From there we went to the Hagia Sofia Museum (called the Ayasofya by the locals), which is the ...

Friday in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by maxcrosby on Aug 09, 2013

1 comment

... at 7:45 (brave old men- due to the difference in salinity between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, the current along the bottom of the Bosporus runs opposite to the surface current, making it the world's greatest rip tide. Or something. I made that last part up, the current part is real. Did you notice I switched to the Turkish spelling of Bosporus?) and- back to me- scorching in the blazing sun, wheezing the thick, wet smog of the world's most storied ...


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