TripAdvisor Reviews Parksa Hilton Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... through the visa requirements. He's looked at this for a client and was full bottle. After that we decided to catch the 6pm ferry back home so we would be back by 7.15pm. It's now 7.16pm and we are just docking. Off I go. ... Made it back to the apartment after a brisk steep uphill walk. It's now 7.46pm. We'll a rest, some drinks here and then head out for dinner and more drinks at a bar - maybe even a dance later. ... It's 1.22am. Just got home after bar hoping. Bed time ...
Our day began with our hotels staff in Venice giving Mark a specially wrapped bottle of wine to celebrate his birthday. Very nice. The airport has a gorgeous view of the old Venice - there was a very clear view of the skyline of St Mark's and as we flew over the area on takeoff, it was very apparent that all those islands were made up of mud flats. Our arrival in Istanbul was an assault on our senses. We were greeted at the airport and transported to ...
... word instructions. "Light. Door. Key. Down." I took this to mean that I was to turn the light off, lock the door, take my key and go downstairs. He didn't seem to object it, so I presume that I got it right!
As I got back downstairs, I was pointed through a heavy door and into the cold or intermediate room. I was greeted by a half naked Turkish guy with a moustache and a beer gut, who issued me another set of one word instructions after taking my token ...
... who took us immediately over to the Hippodrome. You’d never know it used to be a racetrack. We saw an amazing obelisk that was taken from Luxor, Egypt by one of the Roman emperors and brought to (then) Constantinople.
There was also a fantastic tower made of the melted down shields of the Persian army after they were defeated by the Greeks; this one taken from Greece by another Roman emperor. Apparently there were originally ...
This morning was the Islamic religious holiday of Eid (Bajram). I knew it was going to hit this week so I was worried about the buses from Bulgaria being sold out. Also I expected it to be Wednesday which is when it is being celebrated in Canada but I was told it would be on Tuesday.
I asked when the ...
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