Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... The two crazy Australians, Tim and Leanne, have shared our mishaps and moments of the last few days.
Our route took us down through Austria (stopping at a service station to purchase a vignette, no Austrian criminal record for us, though we have quite the collection of vignettes adorning the windscreen now) sweeping through Vienna and crossing the border into Hungary. Arriving in Budapest we had round two of navigating a foreign city, somehow once more I ...
... to me. Although I have to agree that Zorlu Center is a monstrosity, if I lived here I would haunt it. They have Stella McCartney and Eataly for gods sakes. We don't have an Eataly in DC. Sheesh!
Dinner time found me back in Taksim, gazing into the window of Saray Muhallebicisi. Thank god I didn't notice it earlier, because my suitcase wouldn't have been the only thing holding a few extra pounds. Muhallebi is a milky pudding; a muhallebici specializes in ...
We all managed to sleep on the overnight flight to Istanbul, though by the time our plane landed at 4:45 pm local Turkey time, we were more than ready to get off the plane. This would be the first of three visits to Istanbul Ataturk Airport during our trip, and it was equally as busy each and every time we visited. Turkish Airlines takes pride in saying that they fly to more ...
... and beard of the prophet Mohammed. Ringing throughout the palace was the recitation of the Qur'an by an individual who had memorized the holy text. In the time we had to wander around the palace, we also saw the Parliament House and several pavilions (kiosks). The Parliament House formerly housed the imperial officials who made decisions about the kingdom. The king's chambers are adjacent to the Parliament House, and ...
... own still talking loudly like they were a group double their size and banging with fists on each others doors again, including mine, even though at this time they knew my room wasn't one of theirs.
I took my bags down by 10am expecting the cleaning lady to come banging my door again and almost throwing my bags out telling me it was check out time. It was still ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking