Mert Apart

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

Istanbul arrival

A travel blog entry by lahra on Oct 04, 2014

1 comment, 12 photos

... cooler weather here she will certainly need.

But I've learned how important it is to be able to adapt on the road, and so I hand washed the tracksuit pants and some essential underwear, and reassessed the rest. We will cope.

Alex is struggling today with a sore throat and low energy, so we decided to wander around the area close to the hotel, find somewhere to have lunch and take it easy. The direction we chose to walk was very charming- a long, ...

Istanbul, not Constantinople

A travel blog entry by karyn512 on Sep 12, 2014

9 photos

... The history is fascinating. When a sultan came to power, he usually killed his brothers to ensure he wouldn't be overthrown. The sultan who build Topkapi was a bit more humane though and he instead kept his brothers in an area of the harem called the "golden cage" which was a series of rooms that they weren't allowed to leave. That became the new tradition with sultans and unfortunately what often happened is that when the sultan died, a totally unprepared ...

Day 89 (Istanbul)

A travel blog entry by marcohj on Aug 07, 2014

3 photos

We woke up after a nice night's sleep (at least for me - Niamh and deejay woke up many times during the sweaty night, particularly the latter who was woken by the morning prayer call) and went downstairs for a delicious Turkish breakfast of vegetables (carrot, cucumber and tomato with a nice dressing), bread, feta and olives. We all got ready and just after twelve left the house. We got the tram across the river to the Grand Bazaar. Here you can buy most ...

A memorable day

A travel blog entry by henriksenv on Jun 04, 2014

17 photos

... speak another language! See, we were able to make a connection, how wonderful, knowledge is so important, ya.

Two cultural ambassadors connecting in front of a fountain of undrinkable water. There's a deeper meaning in there somewhere.

In Eminonu, near the ferry landing, a giant bus sat on the plaza. It was a free internet bus. Inside were small workstations with laptops, for anyone to use. You often see innovative things like this ...

We've Arrived!

A travel blog entry by sachanicole on Nov 02, 2013

174 photos

... neighborhood, hiked up the second steepest street we’ve ever seen (first was in Lisbon), and walked along Istiklal Ave. before tucking into the restaurant. Upon arrival to the restaurant we were walked to the back where we could see the cold salads that had been prepared and the buffet-style kitchen where meals could be quickly assembled in front of the charcoal grill. The staff’s pride in their cuisine, the preparation and presentation was very evident – ...