Hotel Sphendon

Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $80.00

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

I Spy İstanbul... Again!

A travel blog entry by josiah.chin


... reason whatsoever to offer a rebuttal. One peculiar trait I've observed in Turkish shops is the fact that all of them are selling virtually the same goods! The shop categories are basically food, gold, glass, metal, fabric, leather, shoes, and trinket/souvenir. All the shopkeepers just pick one and try to arrange their products better than the neighbor next door. It is quite the challenge to find innovation!

Our ...


A travel blog entry by bogdan88


... were made to feel very welcome (after convincing a few people that we weren't Hungarian!). We were befriended by a bunch of lary Beşiktaş fans stood near us who were keen to take us under their wing; teaching us chants, swear words, showing us how to eat sunflower seeds properly (which are the equivalent of our halftime meat pie) and bonding over our mutual love of Daniel Amokachi! The game itself was a dour 1-1 draw but the atmosphere was unreal, absolutely deafening. ...

Istanbul was Constantinople

A travel blog entry by hmgoldilocks


... in Istanbul for the day so the traffic was crazy as there was tons of security everywhere. By now we’d left the beautiful weather behind and were back in the gray rain. This section of Istanbul seemed to be much nicer, along the Bosphorus. I joined the Bosphorus cruise and we took a boat up and down the river to look at the palaces and large houses. It wasn’t terribly exciting but it was fun to be out on the water. There were ...

Lots of fun in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by possum1

... at the servo we stopped at – I think we can expect a lot of those in Eastern Europe! We went through the border at the same time as a Contiki bus, and apparently we will be in the same places as them for the next 3 nights.

On the bus we sleep for the first couple of hours until our first rest stop, as we usually have to get up pretty early. Then we might play bus games, listen to music (anyone can plug their ipod in, if your music is easy to listen ...

Istanbul revisited: the crossroad of Europe & Asia

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes


... be easy nor particularly safe to make the pilgrimage to Iran this time.

But how to circumnavigate this huge country? Via Georgia and Azerbaijan? Visa problems, and unreliable (if not almost nonexistent) ferries. Via Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan? A massive detour and added expense. Via Iraq and Afghanistan? Probably suicide. Our only viable option was to fly. Through gritted teeth, we bought tickets for the Uzbekistan Airlines flight from Istanbul to Tashkent, but before ...

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