Hotel Taksim Star
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... on the toll road and pressed on.
It was then that we approached the outskirts of Istanbul for the beginning of a very memorable experience. The ring road of Istanbul is about 22 km long, and every single inch was jammed with what seemed like every vehicle in Turkey. We crawled forward, bit by bit, setting off more alarms at tolls, surrounded by lorries belching out black fumes and the sound of sirens as every government or remotely connected official seemed to ...
... on one side of the square gave an indication of past or future strife.
When I exited the tram in sultanahmet, I heard shouting and saw a crowd gathered. Folk dancers were giving a performance, and spectators huddled under umbrellas cheered them on.
The damp evening air was redolent with jasmine and wood smoke. By now it was nearly 8:30, the end of a long and eventful day. I decided to have a drink at the Four Seasons and call it a day.
... four tiny little ceramic bowls and a coke. Good win for the budget.
In the evening we hooked up with the Fanatics Tour and finally found Jessie. We drank the night away with a large number of Australians and only ran into five other people from our same teaching agency in the same bar. Not sure who was teaching the youth in London that week. On Thursday, we had a 4am get-up and were in the bus heading for the peninsula of Gallipoli. ...
... was in Istanbul last summer, hospitality was more common than it seems to be in the tourist off-season. Haggling is also a common part of the Bazaar. I enjoyed it when I could. I got two leather wallets for the equivalent of around $30, for example. We also found a shop that sold scarves for about $5 each, which is a great price. In all, the trip to the Grand Bazaar was interesting, if slightly depressing about the amount of objectification that still goes ...
... than I came on which was confusing everyone. I entered on my UK passport as the visa is much cheaper than a Canadian passport plus I was entering from Bulgaria which is an EU country so easier to just travel on my UK passport.
I was returning to Canada on my Canadian ...