TripAdvisor Reviews Elan Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... heaps of photos, but more than anything came away with a much greater understanding of where things went on, so far from home, as well as a better perspective.
Ride to Istanbul. About 3 1/2 hours. Still bloody hot. Finally found the hotel and got settled in. Arranged to meet Onur the next morning. We had met Onur and his Mum, who's name sadly neither of us can remember but she's a lovely lady, at a service area on their way to Monaco, as you do. ...
... with yogurt. I wanted to get in a nap this afternoon but it already 2 pm, so I headed for the old city. After researching all the Hamams I had pretty much gathered that all of them were equally bad and touristy. So figured that might as well go to one of the oldest. Cemberlitas, built in 1584, is one of the oldest ones and is built by Sinan, who is the architect behind some of the grand structures of Istanbul. I went into the Hamam, and bought myself a "traditional massage", ...
... we got to explore the battlefields before we had another service at Lone Pine. I have put your poppies that you made all over Gallipoli at memorial statues ! I didn't sleep for more than 40 hours though so my friend and I were very tired!! I'm currently now in a plane waiting on the runway to fly to Athens, Greece! I can't wait to tell you what I do there! Have a fantastic week Miss Baron ...
... girls to bed for a nap. (As an indication of how unwell she feels - after I pointed out that the Sephora store in Istanbul was a mere 750 metres away from where we were having lunch, Alex asked if we could go tomorrow...!) Mitch used the time the girls were resting to make beautiful birthday cards - running back and forward to reception to beg for colored paper, scissors and other items. It became apparent how many people he had explained his circumstances to when - ...
... t know. The traffic is insane, that's probably the only word to describe it. The road layout in the old town seems to be roughly based on a bowl of spaghetti, and yet people drive around there in trucks and busses like they're qualifying for an F1 GP. The stray animals are everywhere. Cats and dogs roam the streets in every corner and every area. The locals don't give them a second glance. The night shift worker at our hotel, Murat, told me ...
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