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Suleyman Seba Cad. No:22 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul, 34357, Turkey | 5 star hotel
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Last Day in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by thejoaquins


Like our last day in Rome, this was another day of walking for the record books. Wanting to make the most of our time in Istanbul, the Fit Bit has us with a whopping 12.63 miles today!

While we didn't walk there, we did decide to start our day by catching a ferry to the Western edge of the Asian continent, thus marking the third continent …

Istanbul was Constantinople

A travel blog entry by mpanzer


I think that Istanbul was one of those places where I had much more of a feel for the history going in then what to expect from modern day  Istanbul.  I could have told you more about Constantinople's founding and the construction of the Haghia Sofia than anything regarding the modern day city.  That self professed semi-ignorance if anything made …

So Much History, So Little Time

A travel blog entry by salbertson


... but I'm really glad we saw it. In case you don't know, a cistern is basically an underground reservoir. The Basilica Cistern in Istanbul gets its name from a basilica it was originally built under.

In the cistern there are two stone carvings of the head of Medusa (the monster from Greek mythology). It was kind of hard to hear him, but I'm pretty sure Oscar said that the heads are oriented sideways to indicate that ...

Back in Istanbul.....

A travel blog entry by scwonderwoman


... the same time, we said,....think we should give it a whirl? Ok,...HECK YEA! So, we talked to the nice waiter, and he explained that there were different flavors, and that they had NO nicotine in them, and that the smoke would taste like the flavor we chose. So,.....we chose PeACH. Now, you KNOW that Im not a smoker, and HATE cigarette smoke, but the waiter got it fired up, and then gave each of us a mouthpiece, and I took my first HOOKA hit. It ...

Exploration Station.

A travel blog entry by shelbyc


So I finally got a couple roommates! One is a third year from Italy & the other is a first year from Turkey. Although I got used to the lone wolf life, it's nice to actually have movement around here. And because Miriam is also in the Exchange/Erasmus program, we've been going out together to various places. However, I'm getting ahead of myself.
Before any of my roommates arrived, I explored Bebek, which is the area right on the Bosphorus. Since ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Besiktas area of Istanbul, is near Taksim Square, Ciragan Palace, Taksim Park, and Bebek.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsW Istanbul

    Reviewed by thejoaquins

    Fun Hotel!

    Reviewed Jul 22, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Los Angeles , United States Flag of United States

    Great hotel, wonderful staff and great service! We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and recommend upgrading to one of the spacious suites!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews W Istanbul

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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