Dara Hotel Istanbul
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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After a great first day in Istanbul, and having seen some the major sites, the next 2 days were dedicated to exploring and shopping.
On Sunday, we had intentions of entering the Topkapi Palace, but decided instead to just walk the grounds surrounding the Palace, and visit the nearby museums (Archaeological, Ancient Orient and Islamic Art …
Staying in the Sultanahmet district is a great idea, especially for first-timers to Istanbul. Many of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance, and there are countless cafes, restaurants and shops to satisfy any taste and need.
Unfortunately, we awoke to a cool morning of passing rain showers. With a plan to explore the …
April 11 was the day of our departure from our "home" in Dubai to the ancient city of Istanbul, Turkey (Leg 1 of our journey).
Our transfer from home to Dubai International Airport went off in typical UAE fashion. After calling for a taxi 1.5 hours in advance, and having the Dubai Taxi representative tell me not to worry, they only need " …
... to where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea. A very pleasant afternoon with the guide on the boat giving us a very detailed commentary on the interesting features of the area and its history. Relaxing and educational with a very good lunch! Dinner at a traditional Ottoman restaurant "the Han" and then on the way back to our hotel we saw a Sufi whirling dervish performing at an open restaurant in the old market! A perfect day and ...
... turned out they had no rooms left but...they had a garden with tents, hammocks and even a yurt set up. Unfortunately the yurt was full, however we were content to settle for the relative luxury of a tent with airbeds instead.
The next morning we set off trying to get as far as Istanbul, 1334km away, passing through Serbia, Bulgaria and hopefully Turkey. An early start and leaving Budapest without incident put the days travelling on course to go smoothly, that ...