Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... the beautiful morning.
After a good breakfast of juice, bread, yoghurt, fruit, cheese, sliced meat, cucumber, tomato, boiled egg and olives followed by tea/coffee and little biscuits we were ready to face the day!! Jim was most impressed with the food, especially after reading some of the reviews.
With only two days in Istanbul we had a lot to see but also decided that we were not going to push ourselves and if we didn't get to everything we wanted it didn't ...
I arrived in Istanbul in a whirl of confusion. I was so disorientated after reaching Taksim Square that I had to get a taxi to take me the five hundred metres to my accommodation. As the driver whizzed around the narrow lanes and side streets, I noticed that there were many roads that were blocked off with makeshift barriers and small fires. My driver was panicked and talking to someone on his radio about directions. Finally we reached the address I'd been given and after haggling with ...
... the FS Old City Hotel easily because it was near the neighborhood where we stayed last fall.
Milli and Ria are Nice
I planned just one day to explore Kadıköy and I had pre-booked the next three days across the water in Sultanahmet at FS Old City because of great reviews. My room there reminded me of Hong Kong accommodations, very compact and efficient. Everything was IKEA-like and new due to a complete renovation. I would ...
Fri, Nov 29
Today would be the first of 3 travel days to go home. Today's journey would be by "Marshrutka" or Russian for "Van" from the capital of Armenia to the capital of Georgia. I was happy that the Marshrutka left right on time at 10am. I had heard they sometimes wait until they fill up as a couple that tried to get a 7:30 am van last week told me they waited 2.5 hours, but the van was quite full and the passengers were verbally complaining when the driver ...
... angels that were uncovered just about 2009 that had been in the Christian church, but covered up by the Ottomans and never revealed until just now......that's pretty special!!
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