Star Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... his rule of thumb "the dodgier the place looks, the better the food". Therefore we walked away from the main streets to eventually (and I mean after a good hour of searching through the warehouse districts) find the 'Borek shop'. We looked in the window to see some delicious food but no sign of what Collo had described. After a few boreks we walked not even 200m and found his dream food - Pides and at the dodgiest looking place we had seen. After 4 delicious Pides we left ...
... is on lots of cucumber, tomato and parsley salads. It’s wonderful.
- Smoke Spice
- Ottoman Spice – a little bit of everything for pretty much everything∑
- Poultry Spice
And then the teas we got were a special “Istanbul” blend and apple teas, which is very delicious and very popular. He was so proud on the way home talking about all of ...
... an arm and a leg (there is always one) and Pigeon Valley which was another gorgeous valley surrounded by thousands of pigeons, along with many touristy shops.
Another early start to get to Istanbul, it was time for our £28 flight for two people and bags – much more enjoyable than the alternative – a 12 hour bus ...
... Kelly from Oceania had sent us, and we knew we were in the right place! I bought at least a twenty year supply of the "stuff' (I wasn't converting to grams very well), plus some black pepper corns for good measure. The vendor threw in a couple of extra things, vacuum sealed everything, and off we went to find a taxi to go back to the ship. (Let me know if you want to try some of the "stuff"...I've got plenty!)
Ten hour layover in Istanbul. If anyplace for a layover to happen, this would be a great place. I stress GREAT! Would have loved to have been able to stay longer to go into the city but maybe next time. The international terminal seems to be one big duty free and food court party! I bought some Turkish delights and wished I should had tried the the thick and toffee like ice cream. I spent the majority of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet