Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... over an
interesting complex of vaulted shops, the rent from which went to maintain the
foundation. Interior flights of steps lead up from the corners of the platform
to a spacious and beautiful courtyard, unique in the city.
We see our ship the Louis Crystal at port as we embark on a cruise up the Bosphorus to explore the stunning palaces, mansions and fortresses that ate dotted along the Asian and European shores of this strait. Istanbul is quiet hilly so the ...
After a late night the rain this morning was just the thing I needed not to feel too guilty to sleep in. But around noon the sun came out and I started exploring the other side of the European part of Istanbul. Crossing the Golden Horn heading towards the Galata tower. How different this part of the city is! Globalization has taken its toll ...
... just go to Cairo and buy our visa at the airport before passport control! So after all that, and spending all day looking for the place, we didn't even have to go there! So annoying, but I was relieved that we knew what was going on, as all the websites were pretty ambiguous in what we needed to do, saying we had to go to an Egyptian Consulate to apply for a visa. So at a bit of a loss at what to do in Bebek, we wandered through a small park and along the marina, ...
... catch any fish larger than the size of a hand. Yes, they have these huge poles and cast so far into the water, one would think they are after some large fish lurking at the bottom.
We boarded the boat and headed back to home port. When we got off the boat, we looked for the boat to take us back to our neighborhood. Turns out, we got off at the wrong port. The boat did not make a full circle, it made a loop, but went back to each of two ...
... com). It is a small store but packed to the rafters with gear from Merrel, Soloman, Petzl, Teva, Jack Wolfskin, and more. It was just the kind of stuff we like. We asked for the largest capacity backpack they had and they pulled down a Karrimor Jaguar. We’d never heard of the popular UK brand but it looked solid and just what we needed. It has the "U" shaped front panel zip so you can access the main ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility