Ikbal Deluxe Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... the cheap version of the tourist trip because there wasn’t any commentary, only quite loud techno music for the whole time but you ignored it after a while and just enjoyed the scenery.
The city on both sides is hilly, countless minarets are on the skyline and you can see several round-topped mosques, on the Taksim side of the river the Galata tower dominates the neighbourhood. The Asian side looked to be more green and less populated away from ...
... of this duality, we found the city a wonderful mixture of Europe and the Middle East. It was not uncommon to see people in western clothes next to women in burkas.
We stayed in an area called Sultanahmet which is in the old town and the area where you find many of the main tourist attractions.
We arrived early in the morning by bus from Thessaloniki at the international bus station, and after an eventful taxi ride (making a circular tour ...
... showing 5 pm.
Gaby and I decided to take a stroll through old Istanbul. We ended up at a bazaar before discovering the major tourist area where the mosques, palaces and restaurants are located. We were basically using the time to find out where things were. By about 6 o'clock we needed to get back to the hotel, have a quick bite to eat and get to bed. It had been a long ...
... to those in a language school, if he was going to teach in one of those schools, it made sense that I do the same.
Istanbul is a city of 15+ million people, some of them incredibly wealthy. As a result, there are dozens and dozens of expensive private schools people can send their kids to. Many, many of these are subpar institutions that charge a lot while simply maintaining the facade of excellence -- mainly by spending money on expensive equipment, toys, ...
... area in Istanbul due to the magnificent blue mosque and aya sofia (sofia museum) which stand 100m from each other.
I walked around these, past many more mosques, through the grand bazaar, past the palace, through the old wall and into the local area.
Here I went for lunch at famous local restaurant where I had an awesome Turkish kebab ...
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