Travel Blogs from Istanbul
We had a very productive four weeks in the States and are ready to get started on the heart of our adventure travel. In the four weeks we were back we got two kids moved into their colleges, sold our large house in Denver (finally), got the items moved to Las Vegas, CA and Maui, and Keely got our small condo in Denver decorated beautifully so that we have a base to use to see family in Denver.
We enjoyed our week of relaxing ...
... here has been good so far. Dad and I have both noted the lack of food from other countries. Aside from American fast food and one Indian restaurant we haven't seen any other kinds of food here. Well I'm exhausted and it's 2:30 so I'm signing off. Day 4. July 13. I woke up sick this morning. I dont know if I ate something or what but I had a bit of a fever and achy joints and stomach. Never a good sign. We got up and ate breakfast but afterward I came down and fell ...
... Bridge. The promoters of the restaurants under the bridge were a bit more aggressive and we could see men lined up above with their fishing lines hanging over into the water catching the smallest fish I'd ever seen. At the other side of the water we walked along the fish markets, the smell lingering in the air as we passed then walked through Bunnings alley, which was an alleyway full of home DIY items hence the name!
As we strolled along a Turkish ...
... to Kadikoy.
-Ended the day back at the Starbucks where it all began...fourteen hours ago. It is surreal to sit in a Starbucks in Istanbul and listen to, "I'll Fly Away" by some country and western singer from the States while everybody around you is speaking Turkish.
-I've got get-home-itis...plane leaves for Chicago tomorrow at 1:50PM. I should be wheels down in C-bus by midnight, Deo Volente.
... Hagia Sophia, and underground cistern for the first time visitors in our group. We didn't have enough time to visit Topkapi Palace which requires at least four or more hours. Some were able to get into the Blue Mosque before prayer, and we walked by the underground cistern, because we didn't have time to visit Hagia Sophia. After the van picked us up at the drop-off ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility