Hotel Venera

Mesihi Pasa Cad. No:72 Laleli, Fatih, Istanbul, 34480, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Panama hats and clear blue skies

A travel blog entry by maccanat29 on Jun 18, 2014

1 comment, 25 photos

... each stop and just kept taking more passengers. Loads more. The passengers squeezed in and up against each other, standing up, sardine style. 3 people were sharing 2 seats, cheek by jowl. Personal space is a luxury and not a right in Istanbul. Andrew was sitting across the aisle and would occasionally shout across the crowd and ask if I was okay. Only just okay... It was hot and smelly and I was becoming very aware of the proximity of others and finding the jostling and elbows ...

Horror Bus

A travel blog entry by kyajade on Nov 04, 2013

4 photos

... also found the Grand Bazaar, so we walked through one corridor of that on our way back. It was quite a long corridor, and it was almost all jewellery, so I can only imagine how big the rest of it is if this is just the jewellery section! When we came out we just headed back to the hostel to use the wifi to look up if there were any massage places. After looking it up, and asking the guy at the tourist office, we discovered that there apparently weren't any that weren't part of ...

Parlez-vous français? Oui :)

A travel blog entry by christinec2013 on Sep 05, 2013

17 photos

... away. But I had to tell them that I wouldn't be in France until 19 September... but then I think she decided I could be useful and wanted to interview me. So that was flattering. Our correspondence had been in French, so I wasn't sure if the interview would be in English or French... Anyways, I found out on Wednesday when I had the interview. That night I caught up with the German girls and Yasmin again for a light dinner. T'was delightful :) Stefanie talks a lot. I think ...

A visit to Topkapi Palace

A travel blog entry by fairuzb on May 01, 2013

... the famous University of Istanbul. To our dismay, there were only wholesale stores and no retail stores.

Because of labor day, there was a ceremony at Taksim square, where all the Turks celebrated and held demonstrations. There were no bus connections to Taksim square and our Turkish friends have warned us that celebrations could get quite violent. That is why like all the other tourists, we decided to skip he celebrations and stay in the city centre.
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The Seat of Ottoman Power

A travel blog entry by parleusted on Nov 23, 2012

3 comments, 19 photos

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The treasury also includes objects that were originally in the possession of the Byzantines and fell into Ottoman hands after the conquest. For instance there are relics (arm and skull) of St John the Baptist that are encased in jewels! A section of the palace called the Sacred Safekeeping Room, contains holy relics of Islam like a hair of Prophet Mohammed's beard, his footprint in clay, his sword, tooth and more. Treasures brought back from successful ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Mimar Kemalettin area of Istanbul, is near Rahmi M. Koc Museum, Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii), and Istanbul University.
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