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It feels like I'm spending half of my trip in airports. I have nine flights in the next two weeks. The experience has been surprisingly positive so far, excluding a hectic start at Pearson. Did some duty-free shopping in CDG. Hung out in a clean, quiet cafe in IST's domestic terminal and juiced up my bb with a handy outlet. It also helped that all of the airports had clear signage so I never felt lost.
One thing I do ...
... to get into the spirit of their culture. I can only describe their culture as targeted guerrilla marketing. Our girls were called Madonnas that broke a restaurant owner's heart because we weren't hungry. Every shop we passed the merchants called out to us a greeting to get our attention and told us why we needed what they had, which they really didn't because cold bottled water was not to be found, and tap water shouldn't be consumed. People placed towels in the middle ...
... Atatürk products like busts and paintings, and in the streets he is everywhere, in copper or bronze, marble or canvas.
That night all of us, Dutch and Danish groups, went to see some of Istanbul by night. The most bustling modern part of the city is the area of Taksim, so we took the tram to Taksim square, also known as Gezi Park.
For those of you who don’t know, over the last two months, Gezi Park has been home to sporadic ...
... city center. I did my signature handstand right on the main steps to add to my photo album, "Handstands Around the World."
3. Getting a rock for my Dad. For anyone who may not know, I collect rocks from almost all of my significant travel destinations. They aren’t for me, but instead for my father. I do this because one of his “bucket list” ideas has always been to collect a rock from every important ...
We arrive in Istanbul on 6th June and will do a private tour organised by Istanbul Daily City Tours.
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul - Sultanahmet
Visit The St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. Continue to the Topkapi Palace, which was used ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services