Lamp Hotel

Akbiyik Cad.No.66, Cankurtaran, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

The name was WELL given! Day 2

A travel blog entry by emilyemoore

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... a busy day in Istanbul. Oscar greeted us at our bus outside of the hotel. We exchanged our dollars for lira and hopped on. The first stop: the Blue Mosque aka the Sultan Ahmet Camii. The mosque is called the Blue Mosque because of the thousands of beautiful blue tiles in the ceiling, and when I say beautiful I mean it! When we got to the door we were told to remove our shoes and the women in the group had to cover their heads with a scarf or cloth. I was very thankful ...

The only city in two continents

A travel blog entry by emily.hall.7758

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... and I was still a bit too scared to approach a stall so walked in circles for about an hour, easily getting myself lost until one man invited me to look at his scarves. I felt very comfortable with this man, he sat me down and gave me a glass of apple tea while I made my selections. Apparently this is a good thing when making deals at the bazaar because it means you are creating trust and the seller won't rip you off. I left with three scarves ...

Goodbye Barcelona, hello Istanbul

A travel blog entry by madcats359

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5

... items and many vibrant colours too see. Never quite sure I like bartering but you do get better! We travelled on the trams and funicular to Taksim Square which is pretty empty it's where the riots have been at night, there were a lot of police about and their armoured vans, so I assume some demos go on in the evening. We walked the length of the shopping mall and bought an ice cream. I had a coconut one which was ...

The Beginning - Istanbul.

A travel blog entry by matthewswilcox

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... Blue Mosque. After the Ottomans took Constantinople they converted the Hagia Sophia to a mosque but felt like they needed to prove that they could build something just as impressive. It's pretty impressive. We had to take off our shoes and I had to put on a skirt thing because I was wearing shorts. It's a functioning mosque so the inside is all carpeted for their prayers and the walls and ceilings are painted with geometric designs in light colors. The name comes from Ottoman ...

Our impressions of Istanbul

A travel blog entry by theresabill

... cityAlmost zero beggars (we only saw two women with babies)

  • Most people speak English
  • We would have loved to see other parts of the city with more time and less protests







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