Mert Apart

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

WTF.....How much did YOU two spend in the arcade?

A travel blog entry by mike.donat on Jun 29, 2015

11 photos

... entertaining. You can see how the world comes together at this point between Europe and Asia. The cultural vibe in Istanbul is different from Kusadasi. It’s hard to explain but it’s kind of like Life vs Leisure. Business is done in this city whereas Kusadasi you come for a visit and I think that impacts the vibe. In the end, as we leave Turkey, I’m thankful that it lived up to and exceeded memories and continues to be a top place to visit. ...

Day 25 - Istanbul

A travel blog entry by masonsineurope on Apr 19, 2015

22 photos

... stroll to the north.

Because of the intense crowds, and the fact that the Sultan Ahmet is a working mosque, you must plan your visit carefully. It's closed to non-worshippers for 45 minutes before the call to prayer, 30 minutes afterwards, and all morning on Friday (until 14:30/2:30pm), the Muslim holy day. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted’.

The Hagia Sophia aka the ‘Church ...

A day in Konya

A travel blog entry by cherylhanson on Apr 06, 2015


... this bus line. There was a young mom sitting right in front of me who had two little girls that couldn't have been more than a year apart. There was a baby about 6 months old and a toddler. She let me hold her toddler while she tended to the baby. I thought she was very brave to take these two on a bus all by herself. When we got off the bus in Konya, the grandparents were waiting and there were cries of delight when the grandparents took these ...

Packing has begun

A travel blog entry by silk-road-rider on Aug 09, 2014

1 comment, 1 photo

I hate packing, period, even for a weekend trip! For an adventure like this there are dozens of decisions to make given the space limits. We can take two 90 litre duffle bags but must rely on the contents of only one between rest days which are 3 to 7 days apart. And we can't rely on there being electricity or showers at every overnight ...


A travel blog entry by jessicaalice on Jun 05, 2014

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Made it to Istanbul. We just winged it and caught one of the local shuttle busses heading for Taksim Square, our base for the next three days. Following the hostels instructions to a tee we made it to Cenego 'chill out' hostel, with a little help from a shop owner who clearly realised we were looking for the hostel...I think our backpacks gave us away?! The first day we spent exploring 'old town' Istanbul, went to Aya Sofia, first a Greek church, then a mosque and now ...