Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... time I tried Raki was my last trip to Turkey at 17 where it resulted with my face down on a pepperoni pizza. I was a little anxious but that was 13 years ago and hoped I had built some tolerance. So when served this drink it given and it is this clear liquid but then you add water and it turns cloudy. We all took a sip and that taste of aniseed hits you and it was so strong it felt like you could feel the alcohol burn the inside. After dinner we headed to the bar next door and ordered ...
... with an even grander dome than the Blue Mosque. The highlights were easily the effusive tile-work climbing up to the dome and the outstanding views of the Bosphorus one could find in the side courtyard. It seems as though from any vantage point in Istanbul you can see the Bosphorus straight (separating Europe from Asia) and yet I will never get tired of the myriad vistas this incredibly picturesque city has to offer.
The Şchzade Mehmet Mosque was notable for ...
http://vimeo.com/6746927 The period of early Christian art, called Byzantine, spanned over a thousand years and was centered in Constantinople. It was in 330 after a prophetic dream that Constantine converted from paganism to Christianity and made Christianity a legal religion. With the legalization of the Christian religion, Byzantine art flourished in the form of frescos and mosaics illustrating the life of Christ and ...
... men sitting lounging around smoking and drinking coffee and playing cards while listening to these hard-working female leaders describe all the obstacles they face and all the work women do makes me just want to scream! One of our tour guides who was this really smart, fun young Turkish woman described how one time on a really hot day she saw all these children and women laboring out in the fields and then drove by a coffee house and saw all these men lounging sround ...
... the Bosphorus to the terminal at Kabataş.
"How do we pay for the fare?" we ask another tourist for help. “It's really quite easy.” She replies. “See that machine over there with all the people milling around in front of it? It’s a Jetonmatik and it takes lira bills and spits out jetons, which are plastic tokens. You then just pop the tokens into the slot ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Mola Istanbul
Other places to stay in Istanbul
Vi?nezade, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $212
- Wonderful Hotel in a wonderful city
- Best in Istanbul
- Great Choice
Gümüssuyu, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $200
- Fantastic views from the top floor! :)
- Splendid as always
- A great choice for a luxurious Istanbul base
Sisli, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $250
- Just great...
- Fantastic haven in the bustle of Istanbul
- High marks for the Hyatt
Beyoglu, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $250
- Great spot in Istanbul
- Worst 5 star Hotel we ever stayed.
- Our honeymoon hotel
Küçükçekmece, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Esentepe, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $96
Fatih, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $129
- Mix feelings
- Bien situado al lado del tranvía moderno que recorre la ciudad
- A bit far from the sights
Cihannuma, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $124
- Very Nice
- Service very patchy
- Very nice
Buyuk Cekmece Mah. E-5 Oto Yolu Hadimkoy Sok. Kaya Ramada Plaza , Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $127
Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $200
Harbiye Ergenekon, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $194
- Beware lost reservations, rude staff, expensive extra fees
- Clean and spacious rooms
- The good and the bad
Besiktas, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $172
Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $114
Halkal? Merkez, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $108
Ümraniye, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $147
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $169
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $152
Sisli, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $383
- 5 star experience
- Room for improvement.
Besiktas, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $143
Yildiz, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $483
- The best hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Stunning view but very expensive
Fatih, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- No problems!
- Very good location
- OK for a 4 star hotel
Asmali Mescit, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $158
Zeytinburnu, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotel
- Probablemente el mejor hotel donde jamás he tenido el placer de descansar mi cabeza
- Planeando un viaje
- Wahrscheinlich das beste Hotel, in dem ich je geschlafen habe
Ataköy 1 Mahalle, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $194
Sariyer, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $114