Mert Apart

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

Your Tuesday is Our Wednesday

A travel blog entry by kramertown on Jun 09, 2015

1 comment, 4 photos

... of lines, found our driver, and an hour and a half after landing, arrived in our tiny two room apartment above the McDonald's, across from the Starbucks, and 300 yards from the Blue Mosque. Close enough to the mosque that we can clearly hear the call to prayer. After getting the lowdown on the apartment and visiting the rooftop terrace it was time for task number one: getting some baklava! Thankfully there was a wonderful place ...

Turkey Old and Now

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Feb 01, 2015

2 comments, 19 photos

... up close, and marvel at the precise use of tiny colored tiles to create a sense of lifelike human features. They do have the typical medieval placidity of expression, whether they are depicting Jesus or Mary or an Emperor or Patriarch or Saint being tortured to death. Naturalism wasn’t the central purpose of these mosaics. In their own right, the Chora mosaics are great works of art. But the overwhelming size and grandeur of Hagia Sophia, and surviving mosaics, ...

Istanbul Today

A travel blog entry by earlarnold on Oct 17, 2014

3 photos

... out perfect and we enjoyed every morsel. The half hour of helpful hints turned out to be a winner. We sat and enjoyed the aromas and folks around us, then walked back across the bridge and through the busy streets until we found the port. There will be lots to do tomorrow but today was a taste of what to expect. Now that the first day of the city was past, I felt more comfortable looking forward to tomorrow.


No Bull

A travel blog entry by lamondg on Aug 01, 2014

1 comment, 13 photos

There's a story about a small boy, sitting amongst mountains of sweets, and starving to death. His problem? So much to choose from he couldn’t choose any. So, why did this story come to mind here in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul? Well, so far, Nanette hasn’t bought anything. But first, let’s backtrack a bit.

We opened the curtains this morning to see the ship gliding into the port of Istanbul. Wow! Time for a relaxing breakfast ...

Leaving the European Union

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane on Jul 03, 2014

25 photos

... sunflowers everywhere. Very soon we found our way to the motorway (E80) as we had taken a minor border crossing and it certainly paid off.

Truck days (days just spent travelling) are always interesting for two reasons. Firstly of course you are travelling and getting a chance to see somewhere new. The landscapes change all the time as do things like the flora, fauna, villages etc… The rolling hills ...