Hoca Pasa Sok. No:36 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul, 34112, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and Gallipoli

A travel blog entry by anthonygoodwin


... 20 metres tall and 2m thick. It must weigh 200 tonnes! The other one was erected on site and was a turning point for chariots racing at the Hippodrome. The Blue Mosque is a magnificent architectural masterpiece from outside: The curve of the many domes and the stark perpendicularity of the many minarets make for a sight I've never witnessed before. Inside then was a mild disappointment for me-- basically a big room with carpeted floors and tiled walls. We weren't there ...

Layover gave me time to ponder the journey

A travel blog entry by bmenke

... trip if I was the one who paid for it. We stayed with Katie's cousin for the night and she took us to the bus stop to leave for Omaha at 11am the next morning. I arrived in Omaha at 8pm on Friday and then left for Hastings Saturday morning.
I hope you all have enjoyed my blog. I will put up pictures in each blog for those who do not have Facebook to see them. Also I will post one last blog for other backpackers who need advice. Thank you for ...

Istanbul day 2

A travel blog entry by eliandvicky


... we went to the Hagia Sofia (another mosque but now a museum) it's 1400 years old and much more intricately detailed than the blue mosque. It was interesting to see mosaics of Mary and Jesus since it is a mosque. Also, all the columns at the back point to Mecca. Although it is no longer used as a mosque it still contains all the things it did when used by the sultans. After this we walked in the gardens of Topkapi Palace. We then took the tunel which is an old ...

Glimpse of the bustling Istanbul

A travel blog entry by thefantastic


... was long but I guess bearable cos there were breaks and I could take long bus rides. There was a river cruise across Dardanelles in between as we crossed from old Europe to Asia - but it was a pity by then it was pretty dark.

During the long ride, the guide started to share about Turkey and their neighbours. It's interesting (plus he was very frank about how he felt about US's involvement in all ...

Istanbul - The Last Chapter

A travel blog entry by lindalequesne


... had to take our shoes off and carry them in a plastic bag with us. The mosque was huge, and packed. It’s called the Blue Mosque because of the 20,000 blue tiles in the interior. From there we strolled through the Hippodrome, which was the social and cultural centre for 1500 years – including the throws of revolution, executions and assassinations, and even horse racing. We then went to Topkapi Palace, built in the ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Hocapa?a area of Istanbul, is near Gulhane Park, Cagaloglu Hamami, Istanbul Daily City Tours, and Eminonu Pier.
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