Splendid Hotel

23 Nisan Cad. No:71, Istanbul, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Istanbul day 2 -we've been here before!

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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... inspected carpets - could not fail to do so - and ceramics but did not buy. Then Aya Sofya- largest church in the world until St. Peter's was built, and 1000 years older. Now a museum and seemed bigger than St. Peter's as less decorated and darker. Noted the lean on some pillars - who needs to go to Pisa? Magnificent building; climbed up to top level, and soaked up the atmosphere. Lucky so few tourists, relatively, and those are mostly Korean. Next another Déjà-vu. ...

Exploring Istanbul - Day one

A travel blog entry by leonajim

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... him a daughter she was called haseki kadın.The Ottoman dynasty did not observe the right of the first-born son to the throne, so in principle the throne was available to any imperial son. Each lady of the Harem struggled to have her son proclaimed heir to the throne, which would assure her own role as the new valide sultan.

After walking out through beautiful gardens with lots of flowers including plenty of different coloured tulips blooming we had a late ...

Leaving the West Behind

A travel blog entry by benstevens

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... grace would turn to a frenzied attack thinking it was some kind of food, and the sounds of their thrashing would echo through the immense chamber. I ambled further in and came upon two stone heads of Medusa supporting enormous columns. My action trailer of an audio guide explained that they were placed upside down to ward off evil of some sort, but I couldn’t help but wonder if the real purpose behind this mystery was so that the workers had something to giggle about down in ...

Travel Days & a little fun too

A travel blog entry by marqual

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... was rated very high on TripAdvisor and that I hadn't visited before.

I started out with Anna, Chris, and Barb going to the Grand Bazaar. This place is huge. There are alot of nice things there but you have to bargain hard and I had done all of my Turkish shopping a couple years ago so I didn't buy anything.

I next walked up one of the main streets for over an hour to the Chora Church. I stopped at the old city wall on the way. Maybe I should have paid the ...

Back again -- this time in the Old Town!

A travel blog entry by bjbromberg

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... Oktay about his appearance today and some number of years ago on his card.





























Time for one more mosque -- this time to the Rustem Pasha. It was another beautiful 16th century mosque, also designed ...

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