Holiday Inn Istanbul-Sisli
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... The Mosque was interesting because of the tiles on the walls were each different to any other tile. It was also right next to the Spice Bazaar. We bought some Turkish Delight made with honey instead of sugar.
Next was the boat trip starting in the Golden Horn, then proceeding along the Bosphorus on the European side and then returning on the Asian side. We landed back near the palace we were to visit on the European side, but we were taken over to ...
Istanbul where east meets west in one big smash up! Its hot but not unpleasantly so, being so close to the water helps I'm sure. Its also hilly which offers our walks from one side of the Golden Horn to the other lots of views.
Our Airbnb apartment is in Beyoglu (in the "new" city of European Istanbul) just under the shadow of the Galata Tower. Its on the opposite side to the city to the Blue Mosque and the palace but ...
Our tour is going great so far. Early starts and long drives but worth it for the amazing sights and company here. Today was written about a week after the day so is probably lacking in details.. We started the day with a run along the waters edge. Unfortunately the track there and back was only about 3km long so we had to double over it. We had our breakfast at the hotel and then headed for Troy. We didn't have time yesterday to see the American Troy (made for ...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Founded in the sixth century BC as Byzantium, re-founded in 330 AD as Constantinople and conquered by the Ottomans in 1453, Istanbul was the great eastern European imperial capital for almost 16 centuries. Today Istanbul is Turkey's largest city, its busiest port, and the country's center for business, banking, commerce, culture and the arts, however, it is not the capital. The two continents of Europe and Asia meet ...
... see a lot. Istanbul is a great city for strolling, especially outside the tourist area defined by the Grand Bazaar, the Galata Bridge, Topkapi and Sultanahmet. On this day we saw people lowering baskets from their flats to a man selling fruit from a pickup, and women behaving aggressively to piles of wool on the pavement. Then we continued walking down to the aqueduct that crosses Ataturk Blvd, and where there is a ...