Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... rapidly. Again, the scenery was truly spectacular not unlike Transylvania.
It seemed to take an age to get to the Bulgarian border, the border on the edge of the European Union. The border officials were extremely friendly especially on the Turkish side and this two hour crossing flew by.
As we started towards Istanbul, the landscape seemed similar to Bulgaria. Either arable land or gentle hills. ...
... the waiter brought abotu 8 botles of wine to the table, then (and here is where the fix was on) he brought the most massive tray of all sorts of fish that had to be described one by one. These would have added considerably to the cost of the holiday so we ordered from the menu. Not bad but not great. Nice views at sunset (again thanks for the tip Ben. Can no longer feel my feet, so off to bed. Looking forward to seven days of chilling out aboard the ...
... where it is possible to get a train to Tehran. An idea for next time maybe?! I sat on a bench down by the river and wrote some blog on my phone, whilst a TV crew did some filming about 50m further along the river. It had turned into a rather nice day, so I spent about an hour or so sitting down by the river and enjoying the sun.
I was beginning to get hungry again, so I went to find the final kebab on the list that I had compiled - Fistik (a lamb and ...
The massive pillars and dome and endless decorations are a lot in one room, and even for someone who isn't much in to artsy stuff and obviously not into religion, it's one of the most impressive places I've ever seen.
Like all mosques, decorations are always geometric patterns, as Islam prohibits representations of living things, such as the more familiar ...
... us, offering to take us to our hotel for €25. I know how far it is and it's a lot less than that. He asks how much we want to pay but I won't hire him. I find someone for €8 and he gets us to the hotel in about 10 minutes.
It's 9am. Since we're so early, I ask the hotel manager if we could leave our luggage. He was so nice. Our room was ready and we could go up early. Great. We went up and showered to get the train stench off of us. Now ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services