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TravelPod Member ReviewsNew Galata Istanbul
Excellent place to stay. I highly recommend 5 Oda.
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... loved it.
- our hotel (the Neorion) was a big factor in how much we've enjoyed being here. Very central, everything thing one needs plus very helpful staff
- we like the local beer Efes and it seems to be available everywhere despite this being a 99% Muslim country (we have yet to try Raki)
- the locals love their tea, brewed very strong and delivered in small ...
... 3 hours till our flight to Istanbul. Believe it or not, Yulia was frustrated that we got there so early. She much prefers getting there late and having to panic to get aboard a flight. It's madness. Anyway, we checked in our overweight bags with a bit of cheeky assistance to make the bag lighter and made our way to collect our money back from duty free goods. Once at the duty free customs ...
... world anymore, but its history makes it perhaps the most fascinating. In 1453, when the city was captured by the Ottomans, Hagia Sophia began a radical transformation: minarets were added, and the beautiful mosaics that were around the church were plastered over. Elaborate Arabic designs now embroider the church, and instead of the icons or mosaics wooden shields with the 8 important names of Islam decorate the ...
... actual residence of the Sultan himself which now holds exhibits of the clothing worn by the residents as well as the Sultans jewel collection. Necklaces, boxes, headpieces and ornaments shone in emerald from the many cabinets inside. The Topkapi Palace is perched high up on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus and gave us amazing views out over the water. Having explored the palace we met with the rest of the tour group and made our way to The Pudding Shop for lunch. On our way ...
... 2013 riots) I made my way to Ataturk International airport – on the western side of Istanbul – via the excellent Havatas airport shuttle bus. Here I was told that, although I had a boarding card, I was on "reserve" and would have to wait until the check-in deadline of one hour had passed before I would know if I could board the plane – aaaargh! The flight had been overbooked, with 7 other ...