Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... is quite a magnificent city, which appears to be very clean and having lots of very nice cars. The city dwellings are largely multi-storey apartments, however there are clearly also a lot of very nice detached houses. There are clearly a lot of wealthy people living in Istanbul.
Approximately 80% of the population is Muslim, while the balance are largely Christian and Jewish. They make a strong point of the fact that these religions co-exist ...
Up early this morning to take a cab to the airport for our 9am flight to Istanbul. We were back at the Side Hotel by 12:00. After settling in we went to get lunch and walk into yet another area that we hadn't explored yet. So many things we haven't done, here is Istanbul but also in Turkey. Guess will have to add another trip to Turkey to my bucket ...
... lunch menu board set combo. But our favorite lunch choice is a Locantasi, a cafeteria type eatery with pre-made dishes kept hot in bains-marie. You just point to what looks good and they put it on your tray. Locantasi Balkan is our favorite. It is part of a chain so I imagine they are all good.
We enjoyed a great meal at:Kosk Restaurant across the street from our hotel. Served delicious Testi Kebab which ...
Next I wanted to visit miniaturk a miniature village of historic sites from Istanbul and around Turkey. I had wanted to come in 2007 but ended up losing a day with stomach problems and a broken ...
... about the history, current traditions etc. We found out the shops in the bazaar are not cheap. A 10 meter square area can cost from €500,000 to €1,000,000 and rent on the Main Street can be up to €20,000 a month. This is probably why there is a premium on items for sale and why we didn't find as many rock-bottom bargains that we were expecting.
Once you find something you like (and have scoped out other examples to compare ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility