Grand Hotel Gulsoy

Address: Sehzadebasi Cad. No:17 Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul, 34134, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Sisli area of Istanbul, is near Galata Bridge, Troy (Truva), Bebek, and Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri).
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    Day 7 - Istanbul

    A travel blog entry by anthonydowell on Apr 21, 2015

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    ... phone number for someone, who met us at the bazaar, who introduced us to someone, who took us to a rug shop. After looking at several rugs Max picked one that was slightly smaller than the one it is replacing. She then picked a new runner, similar in colouring to the new rug. The Grand Bazaar was bigger than we thought it would be. It has 4,600 shops in it. We then had ...

    Our private tour

    A travel blog entry by brown_family on Mar 27, 2015

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    ... inside! The walls and dome were a mosaic of blue tiles. It is still used as a mosque and because we were there on Friday (their holy day), it wasn't open to the public until after the morning prayer.

    As we made our way to our last stop (the grand bazaar), we stopped on the way at a rug shop where we got a demonstration of how their rugs are made and what sets them apart. We were also shown about 10 different styles along with explanations which was very interesting. ...

    Squat or Not?

    A travel blog entry by tinadoug on Oct 09, 2014

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    ... is that there are squat toilets but there is usually at least one European toilet...but not today! As I walked in the door there was just a squat toilet with no toilet paper, just a tap and a small bucket for washing yourself. Oh great! Thank goodness I have developed a habit of always carrying some loo paper with me. I really don't know how the Turkish women manage it with all the garb they have to wear. It was bad enough fir me with just ...

    Bosphorus Boat a Trip

    A travel blog entry by kbunney on Oct 06, 2014

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    Istanbul Today we did a boat trio down the Bosphorus We met a very nice family from the USA. They come a lot to Turkey, because the mom was born in Istanbul. She said she was glad she married an American because he forced her to travel Turkey and get to know her country. They were married at a mosque ...

    A Short Rest

    A travel blog entry by bubbles48463 on Jul 15, 2014

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    ... a large and impressive water reservoir that was used by the Byzantine emperors to store water brought in from the aqueducts northwest of the city. It is supported by 300+ ancient columns pillaged from various temples and has a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water. There's not quite that much water in it today, but it still holds a shallow amount, and is home to schools of carp that swim around underneath the walkways and between the columns.

    Tomorrow we're ...