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Marmara Guesthouse is in a perfect location to enjoy the old city of Istanbul. It is quiet and comfortable with a lovely view over the Bosphorus. This family run guesthouse offers help with local tours as well as arranging trips throughout the countryside. Very good choice
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Forty two years ago Shane and I left Istanbul with a bag of puzzle rings a box of meerschaum pipes and a couple of quite 'interesting' embroidered goat fur coats. Today we spent a lot of time in the Grand Bazar and found one place selling puzzle rings (a lot of people puzzled when I asked them about the rings), one stall in the antiques area …
Another fine, clear day, ideal for the two intrepid travellers. We started off with our usual rooftop breakfast, during which we watched all the shipping, of which there is a huge amount - cargo ships, fishing boats, cruise liners, tankers and so on - going through the narrow straits. We'd decided already that we'd have another go at visiting the Blue Mosque. It was en route to most other destinations and quite close to the hotel, so we should at least give it a ...
The next morning Oktay reappeared in the lobby ready to show us more of ...
... museum is one of most extensive and best laid out museums I have ever toured. My visiting experience was enhanced when one of the guards took me aside and pointed me toward a cloak room. The attendant's face was priceless as he waddled down the row of lockers toting my bag. I guess not too many backpackers tour the museum.
The museum was far bigger than I imagined as I looked at it from outside ...
There were a lot of pretty sights, mosques, palaces and historical buildings which we saw, but I'll name the most remarkable ones. We saw the Topkapi palace, the summer residence of the the ottoman Empire, the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque from far away. Soon the boat crossed the Taksim square and a while later it arrived at the Galata bridge, which was built in 1992. Nearby is the Galaata Tower, Eminönü, with the Egyptian Spice ...