Sumahan on the Water
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
in the morning graeme and i used the fitness facility for there best workout of the trip
and then all three of us gorged on a full service
then fasted until dinner
a truly cheap way to live in the hotel of luxury
spent the entire afternoon shopping and haggling
with 4000 shops, the grand bazaar …
you should look up our hotel
ıt ıs a boutıque hotel rıght on the bosphorous
ıncludes a complımentary ferry to old town ıstanbul
and most ımportantly provıdes a suıte wıth one queen and one kıng sıze bed
thıs would not have …
... 8230;. In the airport! On the bus between the plane and immigration they were cutting in on each other and overtaking!!!
What an amazing City… I arrived late, hadn’t even researched Turkey as I bought the guide book only 2 days before so I had no idea how to get from the airport to the city centre
where I didn’t have a hotel booked…. Crazy yes, but I love travelling like this :)
Finally got into the centre (see ...
... we take in the stunning fabrics and jeweled items from the Ottoman period. Laughs along the way and some hysterical picture opportunities make for a wonderful day and we eventually make our way back to the ferry only to realize we have missed our return trip. We manage to secure a taxi and it's back to the city for some shopping and an evening in. Tomorrow we head off to "THE GRAND BAZAAR" ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ...
... on the job. I strolled across one of the bridges and spent a good hour watching the fishermen lined up along the edge catching whatever they could. Below them was a series of restaurants, presumably cooking what the fishermen were catching. It looked heavenly.
One thing you can’t help but notice strolling through Istanbul is the traffic. It is without doubt the most chaotic and dangerous I’ve ever seen. People have no problem blocking roads to have a cigarette, ...