Celal Aga Konagi Hotel

Balabanaga Mah. Sehzadebasi Cad. No 5-7, Istanbul, Turkey | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Wet above and below

A travel blog entry by cflove

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Our first stop was the Basilica Cistern, built in 532, a vast under ground water storage tank held up by lots of giant columns. It had a surprisingly dry atmosphere and the classical music and lighting made it feel quite magical. Surprisingly there were some very big fish where swimming around in the tank and seemed to be doing well in perpetual darkness. I was impressed by the four metre water proof walls and thought Georgian Bath could have done with ...

Folk Music of Greece and Turkey

A travel blog entry by ryder.chris

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... states, "for village people, music not only serves as a means of self-expression, but is truly an inseparable part of daily life"

History of Turkish Folk Music

The Turks have lived in Anatolia and Thrace for nearly 2000 years. Along with the musical culture they brought with them from Asia, they have participated in cultural exchange with the local people in these regions. Consequently Turkish folk music in Anatolia displays ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by leela.devere

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I love the fragrances of Istanbul.....I bet this will hold true throughout Turkey. Sometimes, but honestly rarely I can identify them. I am imagining a lot of what is wafting through the air are women cooking. yesterday there was a certain odor that I recall from both India and China and I. Think it is coal burning. When we walked past one small stall yesterday I was stopped in my tracks because of the distinctive sweet smell of roses. I had to have some of ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by shelleydarcy

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Today we went in search of the Grand Bazaar but what we didn't know was that it was not open on Sunday. So we walked for about half an hour to a big mosque called the Blue Mosque. We were going to go in but you have to be dressed a certain way which we weren't. We carried on walking ...

Leaving Istanbul, a bittersweet end - Day 13

A travel blog entry by edabaja

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I would love to say that this place was just like home, but I would lying. You see, Dearborn is deadly boring, sometimes small minded and mostly limiting in all sorts of ways - I bag and trash it all the time. I mean, who doesn't do that about their home town. I have my fair share of criticism, perhaps it is why I left so long ago. But, I will always return to our little quaint village and read about the mediocrity of people on ...

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Location

This 5 star hotel, located in the Kemalpasa area of Istanbul, is near Suleymaniye Mosque, Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii), and Istanbul University.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good