Anzac Wooden House

Akbiyik Degirmeni Cad. Konut Sok. No:17 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | Hostel
Prices starting from $47.00

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I became famous, but then famous became useless

A travel blog entry by ataritouchme on Feb 09, 2013

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I love the hostel proprietor's wife's smile. But she won't smile at me--probably not to seem untoward--only at my female travelling companion otherwise known as my wife. Not makin me smile, though.

This new place in Sultanahmet does leave a bit to be desired--we didn't love the first place at which we stayed, but they really need to …

Lopsided Medusa

A travel blog entry by cutiebanana on Feb 08, 2013

38 photos

On the eighth of February, I wrote in my notebook, "I hate this city; it's just like any old crowded Chinese city". Of course Istanbul is quite different from Chinese cities, but I wanted something very different from typical urban China at that point - and Istanbul was not different enough for me. In retrospect, I wish that I had made the move to …

It's Istanbul not Constantinople...

A travel blog entry by wendalex


... lavish frescoes. After the Ottoman conquest in 1453, the new masters converted it to a Mosque and all of the old decoration was covered up and a new interior was designed. Stunningly intricate arabic calligraphy is seen everywhere and praising Allah's name. After the republic was declared, the new leader secularized the building and it is now a museum. We were very lucky as the day we visited saw short queues - even so, the place was packed inside. The scale of ...

Home again, home again, jiggity jog

A travel blog entry by ldhensel


... make up 80%25 of the population. Women wear red dots, bindis, on their foreheads and, if married, a vermillion mark at the parting of their hair. A variety of other forehead markings are common indicating the particular Hindu tradition the individual practices, e.g., three horizontal stripes for worshipers of Shiva or a red V for those of Vishnu. Muslims, 13% of the population, are also evident by the caps worn by the men or the scarves by the women. ...

Sailing into Istanbul

A travel blog entry by janehudon


... as the 'Church of the Holy Savior Outside the Walls' or 'in the Country' (chora), it was indeed outside the walls built by Constantine the Great.The building was built in the late 11th century, with lots of repairs and restructuring in the following centuries. Virtually all of the interior decoration—the famous mosaics and the less renowned but equally striking mural paintings—dates from about 1320.The mosaics are breathtaking. The first ones are those of ...

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This hostel, located on Akbiyik Degirmeni Cad. Konut Sok. No:17 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, is near Beyoglu and Balik Pazari.
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