Balturk Hotel

Yahya Kaptan Mah. Sehit Ergun Koncu Sok. No 38 Bekirpasa, Izmit, Kocaeli, 41100, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Izmit

A Vacation on Vacation

A travel blog entry by dzamore on Aug 09, 2013

1 comment, 35 photos

... I wondered how any business here makes any money. You get one tea and continue to drink it all night, sit and get charged for only one...

We tried, without much success, to talk to the other couple, but they seemed nice enough. We listened to music and enjoyed the beautiful weather and atmosphere. When the other couple left, there was some confusion because they had evidently put our orders together. After a short discussion with the waiter, they ...

Iznik sites and shopping, then back to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by mawakefi on Oct 09, 2009

6 photos

... oldest building in Istanbul, located on the Topkapi Palace grounds - but there was nothing that could be done about it now. We taxied back to the hotel (which took an hour even in the "light" version of traffic) and checked in, then wandered away from Sultanahmet to find an affordable restaurant.

After dinner we went back to the hotel to rest, since the previous two days had been so travel-intensive. It was nice to be staying in one spot for a while!
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Agva - Sand and camping between the two rivers

A travel blog entry by gabador on Jul 29, 2009

2 comments, 57 photos

... about the placement of our tent (too close to the other tents, too close to the toilet, not in the shade, etc etc, we set up in a likely spot, and magically the guitar and the flute appeared, two rugs came out of nowhere, the lights were turned on, and we were sitting under the white leaves of the olive trees, not speaking much, but having a good time. Christina probably got a mild case of sun-stroke, and was not feeling too good. I enjoyed the night, despite not ...

To Iznik

A travel blog entry by oldrover on Aug 06, 2008

1 comment, 4 photos

... being able to grasp. I have read it several times, and about it. I need help. It involves a controversy bearing upon the nature of Christ, as I think I do understand. But it comes down to this idea (mine as well) that I just read today, better expressed in another book I am currently rereading (Tom Brosnahan's Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea): "Think this over: here are holy men yelling and screaming at one another and causing wars over abstruse, inscrutable, ...

Turkey

A travel blog entry by jbg63 on Mar 26, 2007

1 comment, 23 photos

... is just spectacular. It is an art-deco architecture museum of engravings and prints from the 18th and 19th century colonial period. While there, we had a guided tour of the collection by the curator, who explained the many objects on display. John was especially interested in the fine collection of campaign medals located in the bars. Just walking the halls of the Imperial is a visual lesson in the colonial life of both the ...

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