TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Askoc Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... in. After lunch we walked to the local shop to buy some bread and then took Logan for his walk. The park is quiet, just a few fishermen on the front. When we get back catering baked some cakes whilst IT up loaded the photos of our last trip. For tea we get very trendy and cook a fusion dish. Tibetan tukpa ( noodle soup) but instead of ...
... br> passengers to Taksim Square which represents the modern Turkey and
which has been the site of major demonstrations. It is the site of a
monument to the 1920s revolution lead to the modernization of Turkey.
The museum showed the military history
of Turkey which goes back nearly 2,000 years. Atilla the Hun is
featured in one of its displays. In modern times it shows the Turkish
view of the World War I Gallipli campaign and the revolution of ...
... still sit there with jackets on! Whilst very
modern buses, they don’t have toilets on board. Why? Because they don’t have
direct services so they stop frequently making sleeping well impossible. At the
stops they turn off the motor, which means no air con and an even hotter bus….
Then they leave the air con on close to your destination and you freeze…. I couldn’t work it out… At bigger stops they turn on ...
I arrived in Istanbul in a whirl of confusion. I was so disorientated after reaching Taksim Square that I had to get a taxi to take me the five hundred metres to my accommodation. As the driver whizzed around the narrow lanes and side streets, I noticed that there were many roads that were blocked off with makeshift barriers and small fires. My driver was panicked and talking to someone on his radio about directions. Finally we reached the address I'd been given and after haggling with ...
... the airport in order to catch our connector, our hopes were dashed of catching a glimpse of Gavin DeGraw during the layover, who was scheduled to be arriving in Frankfurt that day as well. Oh well - I guess Ash will have to find a more opportune time to propose to him. Visas in Turkey were a piece of cake - we still got passport stamps - and getting through the airport was easy, and our taxi driver had to stop only ...