Hotel Bale

Address: Refik Saydam Cad.55, Tepebasi, Istanbul, 80050, Turkey | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near New Mosque (Yeni Cami), Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Istanbul University, and Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii).
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

A few days in Turkey

A travel blog entry by blakeman on Jun 30, 2015

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8am as we say goodbye to Dubai and rise for a drive to the airport. We were to drop the car off and get our flight to Istanbul, Turkey. Due to the horrible gps in the Lexus we hired, we got lost about 87 times. But in the end we got there in time. Dropping the car off, we headed into Dubai airport where we could check in. Once checked in and ready to go, we grabbed some breakfast and checked out the ...

The first day - Istanbul

A travel blog entry by ashishbeke on May 04, 2015

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... passed the Bosphorus strait and saw Asia on the other side! The coast line is well developed and the locals were relaxing by the waterside. It was a chance, although very short, to see the locals living their regular lives. But as the city went by, I felt that excitement, the one you only feel when you are doing the thing that you know you are meant to do. Its part excitement and part elation, that comes from someplace very deep. ...

Topkapi: A Eunuch Experience

A travel blog entry by lmcfarland on Apr 06, 2015

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... the queues long, and it took a bit of creative problem solving to avoid interacting with the the teeming Turks solely while waiting along with them.

Our first stop was the Topkapi Palace, home of the Sultans that ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1453 until the close of World War I in 1918. Our English-language audio guide to the palace continued to refer to the Eunuchs who ran the Harem. There was even a tableau depicting the Eunuch.


Kebabs and Cats

A travel blog entry by 4nikkipaton on Nov 09, 2014

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... grilled gooey cheese dish covered in sugar syrup and pistachios (OH MY GOD), seemed to have a lot in common with me and I started thinking maybe I could just suspend myself in Istanbul permanently. And then I realized all good things are supposed to come to an end and felt at the conclusion of our evening that Istanbul had been a job well done. I didn't cross to the Asian side, or take a Turkish bath or even cruise the Bospherous but so what? Do I look worried? I think not. Istanbul, ...

BL #41: Dine At the World's Fanciest Kebab Shop

A travel blog entry by pwong on Aug 12, 2014

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... sight of that resplendent rotating rotisserie of roasted meat turns you into a rabid dog, fangs bared and drool gushing out of your mouth. The warm red glow of the kebab rotisserie's infrared elements causes the chunks of fat and slowly-dripping grease to glitter like a giant ruby, spinning in the candlelight - it's the most magnificent sight in the World to the kebab addict, stirring up all manner of feelings. Love, hate, fear, jealousy ... I must ...

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