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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Sishane and taksim

A travel blog entry by msgee

... other theatre patrons to walk up the hill with me back onto Istiklal. From there, the walk to Sishane is about 8 minutes, then another 5 to reach Galata Tower and 2 more to reach the hostel. I think I'm going to walk it back because I can't imagine the route a taxi would take. Took the M2 one station up to Taksim to chart how to get to the airport shuttle. No time to explore Cihangir today, so I'll save it for when I get back to Istanbul and have an evening out before ...

How much can you see in one Day

A travel blog entry by regw47


... identified and heat of packed bodies.

Back to insanity we made our way to most likely the most famous building in Istanbul-the Blue Mosque. We slowly walked through this impressive building trying to take in its magnificence.
This was one of the reasons I wanted to come to Istanbul. It always amazes me how men without JCBs and Caterpillar tractors achieve such a conquest.

The weather in Istanbul was quite cold for the time ...

Food tour

A travel blog entry by onighjoy


... The ice-cream on the other hand was devine. Its very different to western ice cream as it has unique gumminess to it. Chewy. And this one was made of goat milk. Not sure how that affected the taste.

After this, Salih took us to a coffee house? to smoke sheesha, drink coffee and play Okey, a simple version of Mahjong. All in all, a really fun day, seeing and tasting new things.

Ollie out.


Time to explore Istanbul

A travel blog entry by tamrin


... and although grand it very austere and devoid of decoration. It dates from 300 Ad and has been rebuilt twice once in the 400s and again in the 500s due to fires. The highlight for us was the wide three metre wide walkway with no stairs that rose three stories all constructed in huge marble slabs. It was wide enough to get a small horse or donkey with a cart up to the level where the women were allowed centuries ago. Amazing considering the weight of the heavy marble ...

D9 - A day to pamper myself. ^_^

A travel blog entry by travel_addict


... also loved the decor so much!!!
On my way "home", I walked through the park between Ayasofya and Blue Mosque around midnight. Sadly to see quite a few of Gypsy women with kids / babies there. One of the Gypsy little girls (about 4 or 5yrs old) was following me with ...


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