Ciftegelinler Caddesi 3, Istanbul, 34126, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

9th & 10th May: Canakkale and on to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by dave-and-freda


... had a good think about it, but the idea of walking from nine to five didn’t appeal.

We did visit the Grand Bazaar today. It’s like that carpet shop, all over again, but lots of em. We kept to the centre of the walkway and the shop owners bent double to try to make eye contact. There were more carpet shops, jewellers and china shops than you could think possible crammed into that area. Each, with their spruker nagging the tourists.

An education indeed, more ...

Ecumenical Patriarchy

A travel blog entry by lisaknitter


... to say hello to us after the Vesper service, which we were present for. It was interesting because he was clearly older than the rest of the men in the Vesper service, but he was dressed in the same garb as the rest of them (except for the one who went around to spread the incense). We weren't expecting to see him at all, because this was supposed to be his day off. The visit to St. George, in all, was ...


A travel blog entry by simonandtally


... designed by the same person. The best part was having Ennis with us to tell us all about the place! Especially the random story that when they built the domes of the mosque they got infested by spiders. So to put a stop to this the Turkish rubbed the domes with the insides of ostrich eggs!! After there we walked through the gardens of topkapi palace, beautiful gardens which were a nice break from the city chaos, that led us to the busy and spice market, set in an old arcade ...

Singapore and Istanbul, Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th

A travel blog entry by rach8891

... or 1pm. Our first stop was the tourist centre on Orchard Road, where we were helped by a lovely young guy who gave us a free souvenir each. Next we headed to a little shopping lane called Haji Lane. Of course, nothing was open yet so we perused the surrounding streets. We stumbled across a mosque so we had a quick peek inside. We also found a delicious street-side eatery which was absolutely packed with locals - always a good sign of good, ...

Day 9 Istanbul

A travel blog entry by shuturkey2013


... with shields drawn. An unnerving sight! We proceeded into the square into a quiet eerie atmosphere. We heard shouting and located about 50 protesters straight ahead about 100 yds. Realizing we were halfway between the police and the protesters it seemed like a good idea to quietly leave. Although Mustafa constantly assured us,"No problem" we didn't waste anytime getting back to the van. Back at the dorm we had a great story to ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Mimar Hayrettin area of Istanbul, is near Rahmi M. Koc Museum, Sarnic Hotel Turkish Cooking Class, Constantine Column, and Dances of Colours.
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