Askin Hotel

Cankurtaran Mah. Dalbasti Sok. No:16 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $66.00

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Return to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by katherinecle


... of protesters were killed. We were never in any danger as we took the tram to the closest stop and then an underground funicular up to the Square. We started our walk down Istikial Street about 11 am. As we walked, looking at the 18th and 19th century buildings, the consulates, the churches and the modern shops, we noticed increasing numbers of police in full riot gear on the street and down each side street. We continued to follow our Rick Steve's walking ...

Exploring the main sites in Sultanahmet

A travel blog entry by bbordignon


... It is architecturally spectacular, and filled with treasured mosaics and nifty features. Don't forget to walk up the ramp to the terrace level!

All that walking and site-seeing require a moment of rest back at our hotel, before being picked up and transported to the shores of the Bosphorous (the waterway that is the divide between Europe and Asia) for our evening dinner cruise. On the boat we met with fellow Canadians ...

Istanbul (Constantinople) by Day

A travel blog entry by keithandialaska


... always thought baklava was baklava but actually there are many different types. Yum is all I can say. The traffic was too great to ride to the spice market and grand bazaar so sign aloft off marched our guide – Follow me she said! Stay close she said! Don’t stop she said! Sounds simple except when in a city of 20million people and they all seem to be converging on the spice market at the same time. Keith and I somehow got separated from the group – obviously ...


A travel blog entry by hornygarlick


... convinced it was the best and have now made it out mission to find better. We spent the afternoon lost in the Grand Bazaar. So many pashminas, carpets, jewels, gold, apple tea, ceramics, pashminas, lanterns, slippers, genuine faux leather Gucci and Prada, carpets ...... We found a quaint little coffee shop to sit and have a rest after the hectic bazaar although ...

Traditional Turkish Hamam

A travel blog entry by jspence

... a small towel wrapped around our bodies. The idea is to lay on the heated marble and sweat. We certainly did sweat! Along the sides of the room were marble bowls with taps above them. Next to them were buckets which you could fill with cold water and splash over yourself when you got too hot. After sweating in the marble room for about 30 minutes, a lady came and took us into a smaller room with two marble beds. We had ...

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