TripAdvisor Reviews Golhanepark Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... Every time I look around, it's in my face!
This is what happens when you enter the Grand Bazaar ... "street" after "street" of every kind of merchandise you could wish for, and each shop specialising in a particular product. Baumie was delighted (!) with the coloured glass lightshades all lit up and simulating precious jewels. I remember reading the story of Aladdin when I was a child, and these wee shops recalled those imaginings of the treasures in ...
... as of yet) we are choking and in need of fresh air. Upon leaving the Bazaar we are greeted by a rush of fresh cooling air, and it feels SO GOOD! Time for a rest before we head out to dinner and finalize our packing for the exhausting trek home. We’re almost done. I’m so sad. I want to see so much more of Istanbul. We didn’t get to the Cistern, the line was too long, and our Museum Pass didn’t get us in. Rats! Next ...
... with her multiple times and ended up tipping her 4 or 5 times. She knew he had the money!
Turkish Baths: Ohhh boy. Before leaving for the trip I didn't think I was going to go to the baths even though my classmates were determined to go. Once we were in Turkey it was clear that everyone (even teachers) would be going to the baths at some point over the trip, but not everyone together. I was very hesitant and ended up reading five pages of Trip Advisor reviews for ...
... saying he is a little 'Brad Pitt'. We have since shown Caleb pictures of Brad Pitt as he had no idea who he was. The man told Caleb to come back to Turkey when he was around 20 and the Turkish girls will go crazy - who needs the sun when you are blushing several times a day!!!
We luckily were informed that the Grand Bazar was closed Sundays so we walked down to the Galata Bridge. It was a Sunday evening and it seemed that it was the ...
Up at a sensible time and then upstairs to the 5th floor for breakfast at the roof top restaurant. Needless to say it was quite a different fare compared to an English breakfast. Lots of items the cook called cakes but in reality they were pancakes made out of things like Apple or mixed vegetables, selection of meats cheese and jams to make a roll. A short walk to the travel agent where we met Melee for a walking tour of all the old sites, some above ground and some below ...
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