Mert Apart

Address: Yenikoy Mah. Mars Mabedi Cad. No: 31, Istanbul, 34120, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

We're off

A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Jul 29, 2014


Larry and I are heading to Central Asia, visiting Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and ending up in Turkey. The first question people asked us when told where we were going was an incredulous, "Why are you going there?" The short answer is that Roger and Nancy were organizing a trip there, and we love traveling with them.

The longer response is that it is a part of the world about which we know nothing. ...

Kasudasi fun in the sun

A travel blog entry by bigbanana on Jul 13, 2014

... Ladies beach is everything you would expect of the Mediterranean, not sand, massive crowds and wind chop waves only , that said, all a bit of fun and worth experiencing. We have dropped in for gelato turkey style, and will jump back on board the Norwegian spirit shortly. We saw the Norway mascot this morning, and keeping my eye out for it ...

Bysantium and Ottomam periods

A travel blog entry by douglasmad815 on May 16, 2014

3 comments, 24 photos

... Bosporus, with views of Asia across the straight, the sea of Marmara, and of the bridge joining Asia and Europe. I've posted some pictures from my phone, but still unable to down load.

The news about the miners tragedy and the civil protest have not affected us, and are mostly near Izmir, I have not seen any marches in Istanbul, not yet anyway.

Tomorrow afternoon we leave for Ankara and Central Turkey.

Why Did Constantinople Get the Works?

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers on Mar 29, 2014

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... to visit the Grand Bazaar, a vast, labyrinthine bazaar that dates back to 1461. It was gigantic and confusing and enchanting. We browsed the stalls for a while, buying lots of delicious Turkish Delight and a sweater for Dennis since the weather was much colder than we are used to. We then visited Suleymaniye Mosque, a magnificent mosque from 1550 with large gardens and courtyards and balconies overlooking the city and the Bosphorus. The mosque is at the top of one ...

Our Last Day of Touring Turkey

A travel blog entry by madtram93 on Jan 16, 2014

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... a kind host. He explained all the different icons in the church, including some bones of past saints that were in fancy coffins. After the tour Dr. Breitenberg informed us that we had met the Patriarch of Constantinople during the service. He is one of the highest religious figures in the world and was a small old man with a long white beard. He had greeted us after the service and we all simply thought he was just another priest ...