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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- TV Channel One Russia
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Maya Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... engaged to show Tony around the Mosque and his carpet shop. Tax payers will be happy to hear that he looked politely but didn't buy anything.
As you know, you must take your shoes off before entering a Mosque but remember, no luggage means the good ol' socks that got us here are still on and the last thing we want to do is to be so offensive to be kicked out of town . . . we just got here. Luckily we're clear so we're able to enjoy the thousands of Blue Iznik tiles ...
It was a long day of travel but we finally made it to Istanbul Turkey! And, we got another stamp in our passport.
This time we flew Pegasus air and was not impressed. We were at the Madrid airport a little over two hours before the plane left (only because we had to catch an early train from Toledo) and we barely had time to scarf down some food before getting on the plane. It took forever to check in and then boarding was a cluster. I'm really glad I paid ...
... city's transport system to get to Sinbad Hostel in Sultanahmet. If you are planning on staying in Istanbul this is an amazing location and extremely cheap; we paid 9 euros per night for a 6-bed dorm room with breakfast included. Admittedly the facilities in the hostel were minimal, but I really enjoyed my stay and it was ideal being only a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque.
We decided to buy the Istanbul Museum Pass as it was ...
... huge urban agglomeration straddling the Bosporous one of the busiest waterways in the world. 14.1 million people live in Istanbul making it the fifth largest city. Part Asian, part European its position on the Silk Road has always made it a successful trading centre and one of the most important cities (as Constantinople) in history. It has served as the capital of four empires - Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman and although Ankara is now the capital of Turkey ...
... napped but I enjoyed the view. Istanbul is really beautiful and a really amazing mix of old and new. It's much more westernised and modern than I expected, although it is clear that women are not treated as equals and they are highly religious. We had a group dinner tonight with the 11 newbies that had joined today. I had Turkish wine, hummus, and aubergine and beef kebab which was so yummmmy! Everyone had an early night, off to Sofia ...