Topcu cad. No 16, Istanbul, 34437, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Day 8: Sahibinden and AvivaSA

A travel blog entry by nataliehajian


Our last day in Istanbul was spent visiting 2 more companies: Sahibinden and AvivaSA. Sahibinden runs a Turkish website that operates similarly to eBay or Craigslist in the United States. The root of the word Sahibinden actually means “from the owner” and the website acts as a marketplace for individuals to buy and sell a wide variety …

Day 3: Penti and Efes

A travel blog entry by nataliehajian


After another breakfast in the hotel, we headed out to visit two businesses in Istanbul: Penti and Efes. Penti is a family-owned hosiery company and Efes is one of the major beer companies here in Turkey. The “big boss” of Penti, who I believe was the founder or current CEO, told us that the company lives by the slogan of “ …

Day 2: Visit to Sabanci University

A travel blog entry by nataliehajian


After a lame attempt to get a good night's sleep, I joined the cohort for breakfast at the hotel terrace for breakfast. The restaurant actually had an impressive view of the city. I enjoyed some cereal, eggs, yogurt, and coffee. Right after breakfast, the group prepared to embark on our journey to Sabanci University which is located about an hour …

Day 7: Relaxing day

A travel blog entry by nataliehajian


After three hectic days of touristy activities, I believed I was deserving of a much-needed restful day. I slept in a little bit before a group of us girls went for a leisurely stroll in the shopping district. I managed to make a few small purchases but I mainly enjoyed the gorgeous weather and the lack of busy crowds in the street since it was a …

Day 6: Princes' Islands

A travel blog entry by nataliehajian


Off the coast of Istanbul lies a group of about 9 islands referred to as the Princes’ Islands because royalty was often exiled there during the Byzantine period. Some of the cohort decided to explore these lands and we were thrilled to get away from the craziness of the city. We took a ferry which stopped at 4 of the islands, but I only …

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Kocatepe area of Istanbul, is near Istiklal Street, Galata Bridge, Troy (Truva), and Gallipoli (Gelibolu) Peninsula National Historic Park.
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