Hotel Sphendon

Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Questions from Constantinople

A travel blog entry by spychka on Sep 06, 2013

3 comments, 24 photos

... of fairmont hotels dancing around in my head, and last night damn it I dropped my flippin toothbrush on the bathroom floor. You know those times when you drop something on the floor and pause to look around and decide if you should pick it up and keep on using it...and you have been secretly known to pick it up if no one is watching?? Well, in a hostel what lands on the bathroom floor, stays on the floor. No questions, no second thoughts, no reflexive reaching out. ...

Fit for a Sultan

A travel blog entry by brentandglenda on May 06, 2013

25 photos

... inlaid doors, the jewel-encrusted thrones, a gigantic diamond and the sultans' opulent clothes with their ballooning legs. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take photographs in the treasury, where the sultans' clothes, jewellery, thrones and armour were displayed.

Our rental car was delivered to our guesthouse just after 1.30pm and we headed out of the city to our next destination, Gallipoli. Once we were out of the city, ...

Both Ancient and Modern

A travel blog entry by parleusted on Nov 25, 2012

1 comment, 26 photos

... seem to make the effort to get here. As with most churches, it served as a mosque (Kariye Camii) for a few centuries, but is now a museum. The church is modest in size but the sheer number and quality of the frescoes and mosaics is simply amazing. These glorious works were either plastered over or whitewashed during the Ottoman times but have since been cleaned and restored. In addition to depicting events from the life of Christ there are several ...

Sultans, Spices and Subterranean Finds

A travel blog entry by adventuregirl21 on Aug 18, 2012

2 comments, 20 photos

... Justinian built a series of cisterns, or underground water basins, to help ensure that adequate water reserves were available for the empire. We headed deep down (about 400 feet) to check out this underground palace as the locals call it, which is a remarkably complex labyrinth of 336 columns eerily glowing in the reflection of the water. It is massive – about the size of two ...

**Recommended 2-week Turkey Itinerary**

A travel blog entry by ltalsky on May 03, 2012

... to the underground cities...do the one that 's slightly further away...Derinkuyu...it's higher ceilinged than the closer one. go to Traice Travel and tell Faith (Fa - it)...you want to take a cheap balloon ride in a small basket - fewer people. He'll call around and find you a tour...or try. Your hotel as well as the individual shops will try to charge 150+...it may be that...but this travel agent should be able to hook you guys up...try booking ASAP...but not in Istanbul. ...

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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding