TripAdvisor Reviews Mercure Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... sprinkled in to add color! Proceeding down Independence Avenue amongst the masses of folks even with all the commercial glitter and stimulus was cause for some interesting emotions; there was not lot of Caucasian faces in that crowd.
After walking down the street for 30 minutes, we decided it was time to try some Turkish food and headed into a three story restaurant with a smart food display in the front window that decidedly catered to the locals. We ...
We technically left on 8/29 but there were really only 15 minutes left of the day before we started on the 30th. The Turkish Airlines flight was not high luxury but we did get some helpful swag like toothbrushes and slippers. I was surprised to see how many small children were on the flight. There had to be 25 folded up strollers at the gate. The flight was 9 hours and I think we both slept a little bit - certainly not much but enough to make the ...
... Not too sweet. We went old school and got the rose water and continued our stroll until a local wine bar caught our eye.
Inside, we could be anywhere in the world but the wines are all Turkish in origin. The rose was delightful, but moreso, we spent the evening chatting to two expat 'street’ photographers who are based in Istanbul to capture not only the action mentioned above, but also the street life in general - the good, the bad and the ugly.
... for a while. Mandy somehow managed to nod off while sitting upright on a park bench while Steve watched as the local portable-kebab guy got seriously hassled by three separate groups of guys. We think this guy was intruding on the other guys' turf and they were not happy about it, or he'd served up a really dodgy kebab. Either that or the local mafia were trying to negotiate new terms for his patch. Needless to say, despite the incredibly delicious smells ...
... simply covered up the best we could before we went onstage.
We were asked to only sing American spiritual-type songs for this particular performance, so that kept our program relatively short. Most of us were relieved that we wouldn't have to sing a full hour-long set on the little amount of sleep and food we had at the time. In case you hadn't figured it out, we performed for what turned out to be a rather ...
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Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $111
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