Star Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... columns and water on the bottom. It also includes designs of the head of the famous Medusa which fascinates many people. This was not a huge space but the class still enjoyed walking around taking pictures and viewing this unique setting.
To end our final day in Turkey, our class and professors visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate. This is the headquarters for the Greek Orthodox Church which sits in ...
... too many national trust visits under my belt. Will say it was a bit expensive and the shop assistants had taken their grumpy pill, which does make a change from 'darling' or 'beautiful lady'!!!! What I did learn is that Turkish people can't speak Arabic but some of their alphabet is based on it. Hence some of the wording around the palace no one has been able to translate ...
My second day in Kapadokya began very early. We had arranged for a hot air balloon ride, and were picked up from our hostel at 4:30AM. The hot air balloons can only fly in the early mornings because of calmer wind conditions, and the thermals get too strong later in the day. It wasn't too bad though, because it meant we would catch the sunrise.
I don't think I'll ever forget the view I had ...
... dying at aged 17, 18, 20. they haven't even lived life yet but were off fighting for their own country. Im 26 and even at this age couldn't imagine saying goodbye to my friends and family to go to war knowing their was a possibility i may never come home. I guess it's like the saying goes, they may be gone but their memories are not forgotten. The important sites, such as Gallipoli, the Lone Pine and the grave sites are very well maintained. In the evening we crossed ...
... I could watch her all day.. And I almost did, but I decided a shower and a small adventure would likely be a tad more productive. It was off to Topkapı Sarayı! This palace is a five minute walk from the hotel, and once I arrived, I was surprised that I made it past the outer walls in no time. Unfortunately, this was not the entrance, and only did I realize this when I found myself at the back of a very long line. To make matters worse, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet