Dara Hotel Istanbul

Su Terazisi Sok. No:31 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $71.00

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Walking, learning, shopping, enjoying

A travel blog entry by bbordignon on Apr 14, 2014

55 photos

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 …

Exploring the main sites in Sultanahmet

A travel blog entry by bbordignon on Apr 12, 2014

43 photos

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 …

Off to a great start!

A travel blog entry by bbordignon on Apr 11, 2014

12 photos

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 " …

Here and there

A travel blog entry by maccanat29


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The Basilica Cistern is described in a book we have both read in the last few months, and it is a famous landmark too :-). Going down two flights of stairs, there is an elevated walkway that allows visitors to walk around the cistern. The cistern is cavernous, dark and wet. Those with claustrophobia need not apply. The base of the cistern is filled with water about half a metre deep and contains hundreds of very large koi and goldfish. It is ...


A travel blog entry by bryce_terri


... of water that looked slippery and sharp to walk up in bare feet to the top was actually smooth and had a decent amount of grip to it. The actual terraces themselves were very unique to stand in, being only knee deep to take a photo it would look like you were at the edge of a cliff but with the odd head bobbing up and down in the background. It really made you wonder what the pink and white terraces of Tarawera must ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Binbirdirek area of Istanbul, is near Dervish Dance, Corlulu Ali pasa Medresesi, Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, and Egyptian Obelisk.
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