Askin Hotel

Cankurtaran Mah. Dalbasti Sok. No:16 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Bosphorus cruise and wandering

A travel blog entry by aussieitchyfeet on Aug 04, 2014

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... Dolmabahce Palace (the Ottomans 19th century European style palace) - then there are the homes and haunts of wealthy locals, including traditional Ottoman timber villas (Yali's).

Think of Sydney Harbour with Vaucluse and Point Piper Mansions, however quite a lot had their own yachts out front as well! In addition a number of the mansions had their own boat garages! A lot of ...

Turkey part 2: Istanbul 2

A travel blog entry by ngyixian1 on Jun 23, 2014

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... blowing. It's interesting to see what the ottomans chose to destroy and what they kept. A fresco of Mary and the baby Jesus remains above the alter, but the ottomans painted over a fresco of jesus which was on the dome because it made Jesus seem too divine. The dome somehow seems less impressive than the pantheons probably because it's taller. Blue mosque: pretty but that's about it. Provides an interesting backdrop for the Hagia Sophia since the ...

Anzac day 2014 - Anzac cove

A travel blog entry by dan-roxy on Apr 21, 2014

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... and not while we were camping in the open last night. In a weird way, it was almost fitting as if to say thank you for paying respect, but now its time to leave us in peace.
It was a very moving and emotional day for the both of us. This was an experience like no other and one that we will both cherish forever.

This little town was a short ferry ride across the Dardanelles from Anzac cove and was were we stayed when we weren't camping out at ...

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

A travel blog entry by bnnashton on Jan 16, 2014

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... narthex, nave, and inner temple, were clearly separated in line with religious tradition. Our guide (the librarian) noted that with the advent of the tradition of the placement of icons to separate the nave from the inner sanctuary (iconostasis), the main throne had been moved outside of the inner temple. In addition to the icons at the front of the church, beautiful mosaics were also viewable throughout the different buildings. Holy relics, ...

First REAL day on my own.

A travel blog entry by shelbyc on Sep 11, 2013

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... of the community around me. Even though the thought is simplistic, observing the everyday motions really sets in place the similarities & differences of lifestyles. I'm super cheesy & love that stuff though.

So moving on, I made it back safe & sound to my dorm. It's still lonely here, my three other roommates have yet to show up. I'm totally adjusting to the loner lifestyle, so it will be interesting once they move in! However, I broke out of the ...

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