Taksim Select Hotel

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


A travel blog entry by globe_trotters


... comparable to arriving in Madrid. New buildings mixed in with old crumbling architecture and everyone is rushing and so impatient. Our flat is located amongst what you would probably describe as quaint homes that have seen better days. The exciting part though is we have a rather large population of stray cats.. ( note to self don't go out at night without catnip). Our host shows us to our room and we thank him and ...

Wrapping up in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by dlake


Today we will leave Istanbul and fly to Cappadocia. The week has been amazing here and a great start to our European adventure.

On Friday we visited Topkapi Palace. The Palace was home to the Ottoman sultans for 400 years beginning late in the 16th century. We enjoyed a few hours here strolling through the grounds and checking out the exhibits. Our consensus favorite exhibit was the armory. They had various weaponry ...

Office trip

A travel blog entry by shaneandlaura


... in Istanbul and headed straight to the hotels via buses. We had an extremely nice hotel with a good size room. I was roomed up with some one I had never met. He turned out to be a really nice guy and still get along with him now. Was a great way to meet people. Especially when everyone had to share a double bed. We were lucky, our bed came apart to have 10cm gap. Still very close. After freshening up we all had to assemble in the lobby to begin our night of challenges. We had ...

Istanbul -- Last Day

A travel blog entry by bjbromberg


... was fine -- not as good for him because the ravioli didn't have as good of seasonings as his Mom's. John and I fixed that for ourselves by adding esme. Oh, I don't think I ever explained what esme is. Basically, it's a blend of tomatoes, garlic, peppers, maybe lemon, salt -- sound familiar?. It is similar to Mexican hot sauce, but it's thicker. Made in ...

Istanbul Still a Puzzling Place

A travel blog entry by marybc


... of the spice market, the call of the muezzin (now over loud speakers), the ships heading off in all directions and the secretive women in their dark burkas....added to cell phones and scantily clothed tourists makes for an assault on the senses.
Tomorrow we are going on a cruise of the Bosphorus by local ferry then the next day we are off to Cappadocia. Tonight we are going to find some street food and a cold local beer.
Gotta love retirement.


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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