Taksim Select Hotel

Topcu Cad. No.19, Istanbul, 80090, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Beyond "where are you from?"

A travel blog entry by lawslo


... actually buy something or eat at someone’s restaurant. After the meal or sale, the guy who brought you in doesn’t just ignore you as he looks for more customers. Suddenly you are his best friend, and he thanks you with a huge delighted smile and handshake as you leave the shop or restaurant. You get the sense that for all of the guy’s efforts to pull you in, he genuinely appreciates your patronage and wants to let you know. And that is a really nice touch.


Our Last Day of Touring Turkey

A travel blog entry by madtram93


... of it. Oscar took us to the far west side and showed us the two medusa head columns. Medusa's head is said to be turned sideways to stop her from being able to use her powerful glare to turn men to stone, but a more practical explanation is that the column bottom fit better turned that way. We were only able to enjoy a short period of time in the cistern, but found out some interesting facts nonetheless.
Our next and last ...

First stop on the road east

A travel blog entry by hanush


... s parks and squares are filled with stray cats and dogs, but they're all as fat as butter, and nobody seems to bother them. That reminds me, I met some American peace corp volunteers at the hostel who played a game with the dogs - you patted one, and gave him some attention. He'd be loving it, and all his mates would come over cos they'd think he was onto a good thing. You pat the other dogs and make friends with everyone. You then set off around town with an adoring ...


A travel blog entry by kieran.layla


... it to our hostel, with the help of the locals, and find our hostel is located very close to all main sites and is on a great street. The street is full of restaurants and bars, always full of people from all over the world. There are heaps of colourful street lights and it just had a great atmosphere.
As we have been travelling for a while now our hair was starting to look a bit shabby. So on our first day here we found a ...

Last Days running with "da Bul"

A travel blog entry by 2globaltrotters


... of his beard. We were sceptical of the authenticity of the artefacts but it still was interesting.

Following the palace we checked out the Haram apartments where the sultans wives and concubines used to live and had a brief look through the Istanbul Archaeological museum. So many interesting things to see ...


This 4 star hotel, located in the Beyoglu area of Istanbul, is near Istiklal Street, Galata Bridge, Troy (Truva), and Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri).
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