Mega Residence Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... was an excellent view of the coastline and the many grand buildings and mosques that line it, such as the Rumeli Fortress at the narrowest point of the Strait.
I also took a boat with Eda, my second Turkish former au pair, to visit the Princes Islands off the eastern shores of the city. We disembarked at the largest island, Buyuk Ada and took a horse and cart tour of the island, stopping off at Eda's favourite bar on the coast. We drove past many huge houses on the ...
... philosophers) follows a mystical firm of Islam that uses allegorical language to describe a love for God. It is famous for its meditative sema - a whirling ceremony that represents a union with God. The order was outlawed in the 1920's but the government recognised tourist potential for whirling and there are now festivals and shows on around the country. Some for the benefit of tourists and some for real semas. Watching a dervish whirl is a transfixing ...
... Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, then became a Catholic Cathedral before returning to orthodox and then later a mosque, and now is a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. It was first constructed in 537AD and is famous for its massive dome roof. The building is considered the epitomy of Byzantine architecture and is said to have changed the history of architecture. Hagia Sophia remained the world's largest cathedral for nearly one thousand years after being built. ...
... were natural and created by the wind, rain, and water over the past centuries. I also observed several other aspects of this small town shown in my attached photos. Sidenote, I did experience my first sandstorm. While it was only small, it counts!
I will head back to the airport shortly for my 10pm flight back to Istanbul. Tomorrow is another long day as I have an early morning tour of Istanbul and fly out to Dubai at 8pm. ...
... be Australian that day. That night we stayed in Çanakkale. The next day we went out and saw the ruins of Troy. Now that place is confusing! So the story of Troy possible isn't even true, my guide said maybe 20%25 true and laughed. But what's more confusing is that there is 9 city's of Troy... Not next to each other, but on top of each other!!! When there would be a new era or whatever they would just cover the old stuff they didn't want with soil and rebuild over ...
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- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking