Dara Hotel Istanbul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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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 " …
... it was lovely with 66 domes and semi domes with two minarets. Inside the building the interior is covered in blue, green and white tiles and there are beautiful stain glass windows. Nearby is the Egyptian Spice Market, inside a building that forms part of the New Mosque complex. It has over 80 shops selling spices, jewellery and souvenirs. The shops selling dried fruits and sweet meats were beautiful with boxes filled high with different things such as dried ...
... Iznik tiles. Tour the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot racing and other sporting events were held. Finished with a cruse on the Bosphorus River. Michael Jerks would love a visit on the Bosphorus as there were people fishing everywhere. I should have taken his advice to pack a fishing line. Tempted to ask if I could have a go of the fishing ...
... There was also lots of history here. I looked around, then left and got some lunch. Heading to my next destination i got dragged into a carpet shop, but this one had nothing i liked. I then got out of the carpet shop and headed to the Mosaic museum.
This museum was in a small bazaar, so i had a look in here and then went to the museum – included in the city card. I had a quick look at the ...