Point Hotel Barbaros
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Since I had to leave Albania before starting my volunteering in the village, I am trying to go back there. I contacted Love Volunteers to see if I could go next week. They contacted the agency in Albania but they are unable to find me a host family to stay with. So instead I am going to go see some of Turkey. Hopefully in the future I can still go back to Albania and volunteer or at least volunteer ...
... haven, Olympos, however the closest port is actually Demre, an hour van ride away. Arriving into Olympos it was the closest we have felt to our time in Asia, since… Asia. It was a tiny place nestled in a valley on the coast. Most of the accommodation consisted of either treehouses or small bungalows – after 3 nights in a boiling hot cabin, we opted for the bungalow with aircon! The area around Olympos has ...
... be,in LA in September and we hope that we will get to return the favor during their visit! After dinner, we said our goodbyes, hopped in a taxi and headed back to our hotel. As soon as the cab pulled away, Gavin said, " I miss them already!" We all felt the same way!
Tomorrow we fly to Athens and we all agree, our time in Turkey has been far too short and passed too quickly. We look forward to coming back again and discovering more of what Turkey has to offer!
... our guide had to walk us back. why?
Forgot the part about the scarfs - on the way to the Grand Bazar our guide asked me if the was something I wanted to buy, I said scarves to which he replied, "how many" and after my answer, "I'm going to buy you three scarves." So we may be out $2600.00 we have 3 scarves. Not bad! I'll give Janet and Jennifer each a a scarf and let them know they're to be treasured. They each cost only $833.33 ahhhhh also expensive meal
... spread. The typical Turkish breakfast is already such, I suppose, but this is nice. You can look in the pictures to check it out.
Finally, it was one year ago yesterday, so after going to the Atatürk Museum, where the only interesting stuff is not in English, and then to the Cevahir shopping centre (huge huge huge, packed to the rafters, especially for a Thursday early afternoon), we celebrated in the best way we knew: Arby's for her and Popeye's for him, enjoyed in the room.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center