Grand Hilarium Hotel

Katip Kasim Mah. Fabrika Sok. No:3 D:5 , Istanbul, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Istanbul ~ a kaleidescope of Turkish Delights

A travel blog entry by vacationista


... of Troy, and the kaleidoscope of culture and experience of Istanbul, it was a major highlight in my European adventure. Everyone's experience will be different. I was fortunate that mine was a combination of good and bad as it provided Josh and me with a well-rounded cultural experience. Not to mention, when you're there, you will find yourself singing that age-old Four Lads classic song- "Istanbul was Constantinople...." Shhhh! it will get in my head again...."Istanbul"

Bazaars & Suleyman Mosque

A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc


... likely cater more to the local clientele. It also seems that it is very much a free market economy and one suspects that many of the items offered for sale are in fact knock-offs. The other markets were in fact more interesting. Also there was a large area where the locals seemed to purchase clothes at very reasonable prices. We also found ourselves at the Suleyman Mosque (construction ...


A travel blog entry by lorievans


... is my magic carpet.... I am grateful to Tour D'Afrique and Shanny for being up front that this was not a genteel, fully- supported tour for the faint of heart or high-maintenance rider. That being said, Shanny and his staff were always pleasant, professional, safety-minded and really made the last couple of weeks even better than I'd expected. I'm also really grateful to all the riders who put others first, always more concerned about the group than ...

Day 15: Istanbul: city of 2 continents

A travel blog entry by 2walkingabout


... philosophers) follows a mystical firm of Islam that uses allegorical language to describe a love for God. It is famous for its meditative sema - a whirling ceremony that represents a union with God. The order was outlawed in the 1920's but the government recognised tourist potential for whirling and there are now festivals and shows on around the country. Some for the benefit of tourists and some for real semas. Watching a dervish whirl is a transfixing ...

Leaving Istanbul, a bittersweet end - Day 13

A travel blog entry by edabaja


... Shout out to our new Canadian/South Korean friends - Hanna and Anna!!!) Tonight we leave to Lebanon, and I know we are in for quite the culture shock. I'm about to enter a completely new world; I'm petrified and not sure what to expect. Our extended family is great, but isnt quite like home. I pray that it will be alright; I'm sure I'll make just as many great memories there too. Well, as the Türks say! Güle Güle! ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Suleymaniye Mosque, Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii), and Istanbul University.
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