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... sauce over it. That was pretty good too. We booked our tickets to Konya and Cappadocia today with a travel agent who did not speak English which was quite a challenge and they do not take credit cards here so you have to pay cash for everything. Luckily, Angie knows enough Turkish to get by. We will be in Goreme, Cappadochia for about 4 days and in Konya for about two days. When we return to ...
... markets and restaurants........nothing was open!! Well, it was a nice walk anyway. I ended up going over to the Blue Mosque and walked around this precinct for a bit. I then went to the only pub in the district for a beer and the hope of making some friends. Travelling on your own makes you go out and meet people as it can be as it can be a bit lonely at times. I was lucky enough to meet Judy-Ann and her husband Alex. They are ex-pats living in Kuwait as Alex ...
... booked in Istanbul advising us that we would have to find alternate accommodation as they were experiencing a plumbing issue that would not be fixed for a few days so we went on-line and did a last-minute booking at the Radisson Blu which turned out to be a fabulous hotel. We were disappointed that we would not get to experience staying with locals in the Taksim neighbourhood, however there were two fabulous restaurants at the hotel which we ...
... our hotel. A very popular Kebab, but not the kebab we know. It was cooked in a terracotta pot and put over flames, when cooked they crack the top off and pour out onto the plate, was very theatrical, tasted average, but was good to see.
It was a nice hotel to stay at, although it had a very very tiny lift which I hated, so I took the small windy stairs, we were on the top floor, so we were getting very good exercise.
We'd planned to visit Laos then Kathmandu, but as I mentioned in the last entry, we were ready. Ready for a change. The beauty of our trip is that we are free...free to change our minds and our destination whenever we please. Great feeling! We opted for Turkey! Thank you, John, for repeatedly telling us that Turkey was your favorite. It's our favorite so far, too. We were also told that your favorite spot will be just that, depending on your surroundings, people you meet..and so ...
Other places to stay in Istanbul
Vi?nezade, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $188
- Wonderful Hotel in a wonderful city
- Best in Istanbul
- Great Choice
Gümüssuyu, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $189
- Fantastic views from the top floor! :)
- Splendid as always
- A great choice for a luxurious Istanbul base
Sisli, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $239
- Just great...
- Fantastic haven in the bustle of Istanbul
- High marks for the Hyatt
Beyoglu, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $250
- Great spot in Istanbul
- Worst 5 star Hotel we ever stayed.
- Our honeymoon hotel
Küçükçekmece, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $109
Esentepe, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
Fatih, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
- Mix feelings
- Bien situado al lado del tranvía moderno que recorre la ciudad
- A bit far from the sights
Cihannuma, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $183
- Very Nice
- Service very patchy
- Very nice
Ataturk Mahallesi 604. Sokak No: 1, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $143
Harbiye Ergenekon, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Beware lost reservations, rude staff, expensive extra fees
- Clean and spacious rooms
- The good and the bad
Besiktas, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $139
Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $85
Halkal? Merkez, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Ümraniye, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $120
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $118
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $111
Sisli, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $288
- 5 star experience
- Room for improvement.
Besiktas, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $136
Yildiz, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $546
- The best hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Stunning view but very expensive
Fatih, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- No problems!
- Very good location
- OK for a 4 star hotel
Asmali Mescit, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $140
Zeytinburnu, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $116
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Probablemente el mejor hotel donde jamás he tenido el placer de descansar mi cabeza
- Planeando un viaje
- Wahrscheinlich das beste Hotel, in dem ich je geschlafen habe
Ataköy 1 Mahalle, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $174
Sariyer, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $103