Taksim Gonen Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... more eating...Suckling lambs intestines (called Kokoreç). This is turkey's most popular street food - the Aussie version of a kebab after a big night at the pub haha! I wasn't too excited about trying the intestines, but when in istanbul - eat like the Turks haha!
The intestines are wrapped around sheep tail fat and 2 1/2 suckling lambs are used. It looks like kebab meat kind of haha. It's served chopped up with spices and served inside a bread roll. It actually didn't taste ...
Well, after 24 hours in transit, Darryl and I have finally reached the Akin Suites, Kadikoy, where we will be staying for the next five days. Our flight wasn't too bad. Abu Dhabi was an eye opener for both of us. As we were landing we had terrific views of flat sand covered in a dusty haze for as far as we could see. There were quite a few roads but not many cars driving on them. The landscape looked like farm land and paddocks with a farm house, but without anything ...
... Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque), ate a ton of killer food, and basically just wandered. It was a great few days recharging our batteries a bit, as well as discovering a city with no plan.
From Istanbul, we made our way to Bursa, where our friends Adam and Ruth have family. They put us in touch with them, and we expected perhaps a nice handshake and a coffee. What we got would be similar to a solider returning home for Christmas. Their ...
... br> We moved on from there to many other intriguing dining and food shopping establishments, including a fresh cheese shop and a green grocer. At a shop that sells only pickled vegetables, we tried plums, tomatoes, melon, beets, and pickled veggie juice (it took my face a few blocks to unpucker). We visited an old tall town house with a sweets café on the first floor offering fancy coffee and treats. Finally we enjoyed a late lunch featuring ...
... with so many people, so much to buy, and no shame from the vendors to guilt you into their store and purchase. We decided to just take it in and come back tomorrow....it was too much! It did have the most amazing jewelry, rugs and trinkets!!!! Money trap! That night we headed to a little restaurant near our hotel, Medusa, and had one of the best dinners yet! We retired early and got ready for a full day aheadto tackle ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility