Lion Hotel

Lamartine Cad No 41 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul, 80090, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Exploring Pera / Beyoğlu in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by aussieitchyfeet on Aug 06, 2014

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... moves mainly tourists along Istiklal Caddesi (at least it does when delivery trucks don't park across the tracks!)- the Pera Palace hotel, built to accommodate passengers from the Orient Express, it hosted Agatha Christie amongst other famous guests- the Republican monument featuring Ataturk; we now understand why the Turkish people so revere the founder of their Republic, for example he insisted the Republic recognise all Turks ...

We have wheels!

A travel blog entry by cflove on May 06, 2014

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... white Audi Q3 appeared. The customs had a quick look and after that we were good to go; well at least a few hundred metres since the car had to have no petrol in to be shipped so we weren't going to get far. The agent had been to the garage and got some petrol for us, amazingly in a large water bottle, which promptly leaked and melted the surface on the outside.... I have to say I was worried it would melt the ...

Exploring the European side of Istanbul

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson on Feb 28, 2014

1 comment, 65 photos

... place is massive, wonky, dark and falling apart! It’s really amazing though, and the mesh of cultures and religions is insanely fascinating.

We walked across to the Blue Mosque in time to see a sea of people streaming out of the courtyard. How did all those people fit in there?! After waiting in a lengthy zigzag line, we got plastic bags to carry our shoes in, and I was handed a headscarf and a long skirt to wear. The interior of the mosque was so bright ...

Folk Music of Greece and Turkey

A travel blog entry by ryder.chris on Jan 18, 2014

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... daouli,defi, and touberleki. In addition, more recent instruments that came with the immigrants of Asia Minor that settled in Greece include the bouzouki, baglamas, and tzouras.

ˇ Karagouna is a women’s characteristic dance of Thessalia (a northern region of Greece) but can be danced by both men and women. The song of Karagouna is a reference and an admiration to the majestic women’s dress. It is a slow dance consisting ...

How not to spend a day in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by dimps99 on Oct 12, 2013

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... to use! I trudged around for hours only to be told that that style of internet café no longer existed in the city as they weren't profitable! I offered cash to several café owners for them to let me use their computer/printer without success, then bingo: I went into an estate agent’s office and they were only too happy to help me out!

Panic over, I then embarked on a short open-top bus tour of Istanbul ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Sariyer area of Istanbul, is near Saint Saviour in Chora, Golden Horn, Sadberk Hanim Museum, and Hidiv Kasri.
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