Amethyst Hotel Istanbul

Mesihpasa Mah., Aksaray Cad., No 6, Istanbul, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Istanbul a great city in two continents

A travel blog entry by douglasmad815 on May 15, 2014

3 comments, 17 photos

... Sophia dates from the 4th Century, built by Emperor Justinian in 365, the Blue Mosque dates from the 16th century built soon after the fall of New Rome ( Constantinople) in 1453, Rome, Byzantium, (Ottoman Empire), all within walking distance, rather within a few hundred yards of each other. Hagia Sophia is now a museum, after having been a basilica, a mosque and since 1920's a museum. Some fundamentalist groups want it to be a ...

PERFORMANCE: St. Antoine’s Catholic Church

A travel blog entry by ryder.chris on Jan 12, 2014

13 photos

... There was no time for a warm up or sound check in the church sanctuary, which made for an interesting concert. Acoustically, the space at St. Antoine's is very live and reverberant. It is also a fairly large church, so it took awhile for the sound to bounce around the room. Several students commented that they were very cold during the performance and could see their own breath. I was moving around ...

Lock up your purse! Istanbul is a dangerous town

A travel blog entry by jane.hebiton on Nov 05, 2013

67 photos

... and Saturdays. Code Red Outfit Crisis on line 1.

Walked in with my handler, Ceyhun. “You’re only allowed to get 2 pairs of shoes”. Last
time I got 5 pairs. Was also there on a mission to buy replacement sandals. Which I did. Plus extras. Which I think is quite restrained considering the story that they were telling me – the day before a woman had popped into the shop. Weighed down with shopping and just wanting to take a ...

Food tour

A travel blog entry by onighjoy on Jul 01, 2013

9 photos

... Asia. Salih took us to eat Baklava and turkish icecream at Karakoy Gulluoglu, right near where we got off the ferry. Salih said this Baklava was the best and it was very good but for all three of us foreigners, it was too sweet and rich. Like eating a Mars Bar Cheesecake, delicious for the first 1 or 2 bites but gets really sickly afterwards unless balanced with something. Maybe if we had some coffee, it would have provided that ...

Spring Has Sprung

A travel blog entry by koppers on Apr 14, 2013

34 photos

... ten minutes on the stage.



I will admit that it looked lovely, the kids enjoyed it, the parents were ecstatic, and that it was (at times) fun. However, just think how much more the kids could have learned if we'd been able to focus on teaching new vocabulary and structures for the sixty-plus hours they instead devoted to this production. As Charlie Brown would say: good grief. And, the cherry on top was that we ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, is near Suleymaniye Mosque, Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii), and Istanbul University.
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