Taksim Gonen Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... it on a daily basis. We wait around for prayer to finish so we can visit inside and we live through what it's like to be up close and personal to a mosque when the prayer goes live through its speakers. I truly expected birds to drop from the sky and for the stray dogs and cats to run for cover but I guess they are are either deaf or so used to it they don't flinch. I on the other had got the giggles as it was just so amazingly loud and exciting. Next ...
... an interestingly situated capital as well, and in my mind a victim of its own geography. To the far east, it counts war-torn countries like Syria and Iraq as its neighbours, and to the west, the troubled nations of Bulgaria and Greece are bridging the gap to the EU. It’s stuck in the middle of these vastly different cultures and although it appears to be leaning toward the west in many respects, there is a growing feeling that this is an unwelcome influence in the eyes of many of ...
... br> As you can tell we have arrived safely in Istanbul tough I can't say the journey here was good. The plane left at 11pm and arrived here at 5am local time. One consistently crying baby meant no sleep. However, the airport here was great and there was a sign with my name on it which meant we would be taken care of. After a riotous ride to town we were dropped off as close as the van could get us to our guesthouse....two blocks of rolling our ...
... vast underground water cistern containing 336 marble columns that kept the roof up. Designed by Romans but not really seen by the early residents, it is both creepy and beautiful. Back to the ship for the afternoon, packing looms ahead. Then a night of "good-byes" to all that have made this trip comfortable, fun and eye opening. Tomorrow we have a half-day tour and then Tuesday a boat ride on the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility