The Marmara Sisli
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Since I started doing this blog, I have noticed that I have a bit of a trend when it comes to writing. The general rule is that the more impact a place has on me, the harder it is to write about. I think about it for a long time. I muse on the best way to present it to others. AND I procrastinate putting anything on paper. This is even more likely …
... of our trip seems an appropriate way to end: Seeing is one thing, Looking is another. If both come together, That is god. If you look for an elephant, He comes as an elephant. If you look for a tree, He is a tree. If you look for a mountain, He'll be a mountain. God is what you have in your mind. If you look for empty space, He appears as space. If you look for an ocean, He'll be an ocean. If you look for a city, He will come as a city. God is what ...
... westernised ( you don't see many burqhas or covered faces here).
As the sun set over Istanbul it was an impressive sight with the mosques in the background ...although ominous when three fighter jets screamed across the sky overhead,,reminding us the unrest with neighbouring Syria.
A country that we would love to revisit, so intriguing with so much more to see...another to put down on the bucket list to return to....we have our guides business ...
... and quite amazing to see yet again how vast this city really is. The hotel was pushing this tour for 40 Euro. Not necessary, do it on your own. Back at the hotel, Shelley was feeling a bit better but still not 100%. Looking for something pretty normal and safe to eat, we ate at a nicer place near our hotel. I think we had had our fill of kebabs, it all started to taste the same. Good, but not great. The turkish ice cream show afterwards left ...
... us hours to walk all over the bazaar and find just the things we wanted. Bob handled the day very well and carried all our purchases that we kept piling up. The gate we leave on isn't the same we came in, so after traveling up and down the hilly streets we find our way to familiar territory.
Oh look at the time! 5:30 and we haven't eaten lunch. So early dinner at a sidewalk cafe on the trip home. Hummous for me thanks, it is the best ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Marmara Sisli Istanbul
I read that the Marmara Pera was the "funky little sister" of the Marmara Taxim. I don't know about that. It didn't seem particularly "funky" from my perspective. But I may be a bit harsh on that, as I have spent a lot of time in really funky NYC hotels. But, all that being said, this is a great hotel. It is nicely situated. The staff is friendly AND helpful. The rooms are well designed and cozy. AND they just happen to house one of the top restaurants in Istanbul. Overall, well worth the price.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.