Lush Hotel Taksim
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We moved into a new hotel on Friday (I'm writing this on Sunday…a bit behind on my blogging). At first we were accosted by the busy, big city sights, sounds, smells. Then we moved to the "Lush hip hotel." We were originally introduced to it by an article in the New York Times. We’ve realized it’s probably best suited to a young …
... Teeming with people in the
soft late afternoon light. Wouldn’t rather be anywhere else.
... mainly from the US but we also had a Canadian couple, an Auzzie and a couple from Turkey who sadly didn’t speak a lot of English and had done the cruise already four times – must be good! The cruise was one way between Fethiye to Olympos on the south coast of Turkey, it fitted perfectly into our plans and was a great alternative to land travel.
Our first day on the cruise consisted of going ...
... to peak hour!) we noticed there were stray cats sitting on the rocks that edge the ocean. The fishermen must feed them and they just hang out there until dinner time. - I lost my friends in the Grand Bazaar (a surprisingly easily thing to do) and had a moment of feeling completely like a fish out of water - my pale skin doesn't help. BUT I still managed to haggle down the price of my purchases, navigate the city and explore the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia (I got to wear ...
Istanbul is absolutely chaotic! This is probably one of its most appealing aspects. There is always so much happening. However, this was a bit intimidating when we first arrived. It was about 9 pm and we had just flown 3 hours and ridden a bus through very thick traffic to the city centre. After this we caught a taxi to where our hostel was supposed to be...We walked around for about an hour looking for it.
It turned out we were actually very close but because of ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center