Germir Palas Hotel

Cumhuriyet Caddesi No 7, Istanbul, 80090, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Visiting the Blue Mosque on Holy Day

A travel blog entry by abarnes

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Since Friday is a Holy Day, we were not able to tour the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) until after the noon prayer. Some people thought that women were not allowed to pray inside the mosques with the men, but this is not true. The women were allowed in a certain section of the mosque, away from the men. As we were waiting to …

A City of Two Continents

A travel blog entry by abarnes

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Once we landed and got off the plane, we faced a long line to purchase our 90-day entry visas, which is the minimum. I believe it was $20 USD, and they did not accept credit or debit cards. Then we proceeded to passport control and were soon on our way to meet our tour guide, Nazim, who was waiting near the baggage claim and airport exit.

Mosques and Magnificent Food

A travel blog entry by jono.anita87

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... sweet baklava (filo pastry with pistachios and lots of sugar) and pomegranate turkish delight before turning in for the night.

The following morning we had a late start at 9:30am. After a buffet breakfast we set of on foot for a planned day of sightseeing. Our first stop was the amazing Blue Mosque. With one large dome, 8 smaller domes and 6 minarets this mosque was nothing short of grand. We had never seen a mosque like this one before and were ...

Istanbul ~ a kaleidescope of Turkish Delights

A travel blog entry by vacationista

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... with an included massage. After the Jacuzzi, I was escorted to the massage area and received an hour massage followed by my facial- both relaxing and satisfying.

The Turkish bath was a definite highlight of my Istanbul visit. My only suggestions are to come with an open mind of naked locals working on you in the bathing area, and to prepare yourself for the experience of these women/men doing the traditional bathing rituals. Also, be quite careful ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by r-k-worldtrip

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... out points. Had not appreciated the strategic importance of Istanbul earlier – with some of the city in Europe and most in Asia, with important linking waterways (Agean - Mamara – Black Sea; Bosphorous Straight & ‘Golden Horn’ inlet), city of 15 million people, and if you were to drive one side of the city to the other it would cover 185kms! No one in their right mind would try because traffic is crazy – to be expected ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Halaskargazi area of Istanbul, is near Istiklal Street, Galata Bridge, Byzas Tours, and Bebek.
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