Hotel Taksim Butik Star
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Istanbul is a huge city built upon the Bosphorus, a waterway that connects the marmara sea with the black sea in the north. Everything west of the Bosphorus is Europe, and when you cross it to the east you are in Asia, making Istanbul a transcontinental city, which is so cool. I could say I was in Asia for a little while as the bus from Izmir entered the city, althought I didn't really step down the bus until I was ...
After a sleepless excitable night at Travellodge a la Rodwell (thanks Amy), we have made it to Istanbul, the first leg of our journey to India. Following a very smooth check in and security check we boarded with Turkish airlines. To our delight food arrived swiftly, grilled chicken medallions, which we ate up quickly knowing that this may be the last time we eat meat for a few months!! We made friends very quickly with the guy sitting next to us (Tristan, a medic from UCL) and we ...
... prefer to write about people I like, but this story just has to be told, if for no reason other than it led me to find the cheapest restaurant beer I had in Istanbul.
On my last full night in Istanbul, after spending all day on ferries and islands, I was starving (it was already past 22.30 and I hadn't eaten dinner yet). I walk down to my dorm in search of Chloe and Andre, looking for a bite to eat. Straight after I opened the door, Chloe looked up and said, "The most ...
... The Grand Bazaar was a HUGE labyrinth of shops that was established by Mehmet II shortly after his conquest of the city in 1453. Our guide let us shop for 30 minutes, and warned us to walk in, walk straight, then turn around and walk back, so we would not get lost. We were also instructed to bargain for items we bought. I did manage to bargain for a few gifts for my friends!! [No, I’m not telling what I got to my friends who follow our blog! I want to surprise ...
... and they leave, bursting in hysterics. The other, I am walking, attempting the most serious face I can muster (I have a hard time doing this. I’m always smiling, but when I was alone I found that smiling invited more harassers – more on that, later) and someone calls out, “Hello! Are you from Germany?” I say nope! He says, “Then where are you from? Canada?” I am now far away, not giving him the time of day, not ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility