Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... on how to do it), got off the tram and within metres
found myself in the middle of a Sulttanhmet park with the massive Blue Mosque
on my left and the equally impressive Aya Sofya on my right! All lit up…. It
stopped me in my tracks….. stunning….
Amazing culture. From the food to men washing their feet at local foot baths….
I spent 3 days checking out popular sights like – Hagia Sophia, Blue ...
Ruth & Stevie arrived into Istanbul around 2:00am this morning and we are due to catch up with them at 9:45. I can totally sympathize with how they must be feeling after so little sleep but when we catch up with them they are both full of energy and we set off to have tea. A brief catch up and plans made for an evening gallery viewing are discussed and we then ...
... parking at an awkward angle that slows everyone down half a mile back. Taxi drivers are forever harassing passers by asking if they want a lift, and pedestrians leap into oncoming traffic so they can get to Starbucks five seconds earlier. It’s madness. If someone ever produced an album of city soundscapes, Istanbul would be a chorus of horns, shouting and screaming from people getting run over. But this is what seemed to give Istanbul so much character in my mind. Not being ...
... I think Smithville, but maybe Bryan).
Dinner that night was at Amedros -- one of the very few "nice" restaurant reservations that we kept. We were always too tired to dress! We took some more pictures as the lighting and the fountains were so ...
... to prayer broadcast in the terminal as we board the boat for a short trip across the strait. We are looking for another recommended restaurant called Giya, also typical Turkish food. To get there we zig and zag thru a most amazing food market...everything looks fresh, fabulous and believe or not we're hungry again. Sitting at an outside table and ordering hot lentil soup makes us think fondly of the pool at the hotel. ...
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