Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... way with all our luggage, but we made it eventually. I think Matt will need to see a chiropractor after this trip as he is carrying most of the bags. He's a good man. He should be thankful I didn't jump on his back too! I was pretty proud of us catching public transport, it's not something I do often but I'm slowly getting use to it. We got on our flight no worries. This time the handlers were not on strike. It's funny, if we were going to be faced with striking ...
... hillside where the Black Sea and Bosphorus meet. It was built in the Byzantine period by the Phoenicians and the Greeks for trading and military purposes. There are many seafood restaurants and cafés for lunch, and, of course, stray cats and dogs. Darryl rated his calamari as very good, but, the cafe where we had dinner on Tuesday, is still the ...
... up, so we finished our wine then headed out. We walked up to the taxi rank where Birkan walked up the line trying to get a good deal on a cab for Darren and I, as the metro had finished running. He got a deal for 20 lira (~$10) and we made our plans to meet the next day, said goodbye to them, then jumped in the taxi. We laughed with the taxi driver about the crazy traffic, as he had no English, so humour was our language, then he dropped us at our hostel and we went upstairs to ...
... driver and figure everything out for us and also gave us card showing where our hotel was. That's 4 star service right there (yes my school is paying for a 4 star hotel. Thanks DIS!) well we drove in the cab for a while and the total came to 6 lira (that's $3) so ya this place is pretty cheap. Turns out we actually knew where we were but we found our friend and had the best night! We went to a club called Beat right off of the main walking street. I was taller than both ...
... drinks, water, tea and coffee, but no beer, wine or liquor. I really wanted a glass of wine with dinner, but...oh well.
Sat in a lovely open air cafe right under Galata Tower after dinner, drank tea and smoked hookah, The weather here has been perfect...in the 80's, sunny and with a breeze. I have been enjoying the sunshine every day without getting too sweaty.
Now it's off to bed for an early rise and trip to Sile tomorrow!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool