Taksim Metropark Hotel
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... had a really nice flavour which made the intestines tender I guess you'd say haha. My face says it all in the photo though :-)
Next up was Turkish pizza - Pide. We had just a cheese one, even though it looks like a lot of cheese...it actually tasted quite nice. It was local yellow cheese used on it, which had quite a subtle flavour.
we are nearly there with 2 more stops - now back to sweet things. We stop for another locally made dish - Pistachio dessert 'katmer' ...
... just sand. Closer to the airport, you could see more square, box shaped houses, but still just sand. A new airport is being constructed alongside the old one and it is massive. There were countless huge cranes working and enormous piles of sandy rock - and miles of sand! Anyway, once we reached our accommodation, we wandered around and decided we were were going to love it here! We found a little restaurant for an early dinner/early night to begin our adventures ...
... and Seda picked us up from the ferry, and proceed to tour us all over their town, from the sites in Bursa, to the snowy mountains of Udalag. With our begging pleas to treat them; they bought us lunch, bus tickets, beers, invited us to stay at their home, and showed us a fantastic time. They then capped it off with a home cooked feast with their 20 person family, with the father pouring us Turkish Raki (the local booze) like it was our ...
... fish and baked sardines with rice, along with pickled green beans sautéed with onions. All of these foods represented various regions of Turkey from the Black Sea to the Bosphorus, which we learned about from the highly knowledgeable and engaging Benoit.
By this point we were engorged with delectable food and Phyllis and Joe, who had tromped through many streets and even climbed two hills, were exhausted. A last stop at a ...
... oasis. We had an abnormally late start today and found out that the protests we heard about yesterday were spreading. Originally it was a single protest in Taksim Square bc a building was going to be built on land that the public would have preferred to be kept untouched. It ended with tear gas and police brutality with the killing of 2 people. Today, we got an email from the American embassy via our friend Lori, that the protests were spreading to key coast cities - we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsTaksim Metropark Hotel Istanbul
I was pleased with my accommodations at the Metropark. It was clean, attractively appointed, perfectly located with a helpful staff and an excellent breakfast.
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