BEST WESTERN Tashan Business & Airport Hotel

Tashan Cad No 57, Istanbul, 34142, Turkey | 2 star hotel
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Day 3-Making of a tiger

A travel blog entry by rbobski

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... apple tea with shop owner. Ended up in Spice Market. Some unusual concoctions n potions. Sampled Turkish Delight. Many types. Yes it's safe and legal. Shop owner gave Jeff a little jar of "something to make you like tiger". One for Sally to take to Alan. Whatever is in THAT may not be legal. Label says "aphrodisiac". Probably best to wait n let the Serengeti get hold of the guys. Suspect they'd both be singing Born Free if ...

Sailing into Istanbul

A travel blog entry by janehudon

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... was reconstructed by Illus after a fire in 476.

Historical texts claim that 7,000 slaves were involved in the construction of the cistern.The enlarged cistern provided a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constantinople and other buildings on the First Hill, and continued to provide water to the Topkapi Palace after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 and into modern times. We walked through the Cistern noting the carp in the water and walked thought to ...

All Good Things...

A travel blog entry by mjanesmith

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... fountain (left) is now decorative but the minbar (right) is still used by the imam during Friday prayers.. I'm sorry that the photo of the minbar is so poor (it is the slanted piece in the background). It is, of course, also from the 17th century and is beautifully carved marble.


The Blue Mosque is an active mosque with regular prayers. It was wonderful to experience it.

Within walking distance ...

Turkish delight is sooo yummy!

A travel blog entry by bkerr

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... the right direction - easy! No deep breathing on the tram though or you may faint from the unlovely smells abundant on the tram! Can't imagine what it would smell like at the end of a really hot day - ugh. We decided to go to the Basilica Cistern in the morning and then explore the spice markets. The cistern is an interesting site. Incredible to think they built it all back so long ago - 532 AD ...

Good Morning World!

A travel blog entry by moosetraks

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... in our suitcase and not mildew before our 22hour trip is over. So this is it. I'm leaving all my socks with Amanda, socks of any quality are hard to find here and I brought plenty so am washing them for her. Trying to think if there's anything else we can leave them. Listerine? Body lotion? There is an amazing variety of things in the stores here but there's no place like home,and the quality of home, different, maybe not necessarily better? Not sure, because we ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Bakirköy area of Istanbul, is near Sultanahmet Hamami, Istanbul University, Fethiye Camii, and Air Force Museum.
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