Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... of Turkish delight and apple tea to persuade me into their shops. They're among the nicest vendors I've met abroad and I want to stick them all in my pockets and bring them home!
After perusing the markets, the whole lot took a cruise down the Bosphorous. We were able to get a view of how ginormous the city of Istanbul really is - both Europe and Asia sides! And we had ...
... old wooden houses of Istanbul are famous. Built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many of them are dilapidated and you wonder how people could still be living in them, but they are. Some have been restored and there is a push to save them from being destroyed. Liz and Doug Arrived around 6 and we headed off to dinner before planning the next ...
... the concept of lining up and waiting to be called by the agents and had to continually be almost beat back by frustrated airport personal to keep the, from rushing the podium. Alas we finally made it thru and found a cab I to the city.
Unbeknownst to us our cab driver was under the impression he was involved in the Monte Carlo grand prix I swear he was doing 100 thru the quiet Sunday ...
We woke up late this morning. We were sleeping in a six bed compartment on the night train to Romania. Our sleep last night was interrupted when we hit the Turkey-Bosnia boarder and has to get out of bed and go out into the cold to get our passports checked and stamped. Nathan received a compliment from the boarder control police man that he was a very handsome man (I like to tease him because this is about the fifth or sixth man in ...
... and arabic writing on the walls, and the architecture is that of a traditional mosque - domes, arches, beautiful patterned paintings. There is also a pulpit and a huge mosaic of the Virgin Mary high in the main archway reaching the ceiling over the pulpit. On the second floor there are many mosaics of Jesus, Mary and the rest. They are no longer whole and the bottoms and sides are no longer intact, but the fact that this ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking