Yelkenkaya Hotel

Bayramoglu Mevki Piri Reis Mah. Yelken Kaya Cad. No: 69, Darica, Kocaeli Province, 41700, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Darica

Savoring Turkey's Last Leg

A travel blog entry by ahokieabroad


... the jewels, what isn't excessive at a palace? Speaking of jewels, we nearly went blind today looking at an 86-carat monster. It is called "the Spoonmaker's Diamond" because it was found in the dirt and then purchased on the street for 3 spoons. When the sultan learned about the diamond, he called dibs and the rest is history. The rules of "finder's, keeper's" do not apply when playing against the sultan. ... We are still drooling over ...

Turkey again? And it's not even Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by ahokieabroad


... to the Hagia Sofia. Justinian built that to make a statement - and it was quite successful. If great structures were measured in the amount of scaffolding they had, the Hagia Sofia would be one of the greatest buildings in the world. We then entered the Basilica Cistern- it was unbelievable. It is the perfect setting for a thrilling book (Ashley recommends "Inferno" by Dan Brown). The weirdest parts were the two Medusa columns- ...

Questions from Constantinople

A travel blog entry by spychka


... new environment and "meet new people", but in reality we never approach a random person, introduce ourselves, and ask them to join our group. How interesting and fun it would be if we did. I truly think the world would be a different place if we were all as open as we are when traveling. But maybe it is a commonality or a certain type of personality that makes us bond so well when we are away. Although I may not see them often, or ever again, I know if I showed up on ...

Marbling, Sailing, and Biking in Asian Istanbul

A travel blog entry by chadwick2013


... followed by a bike ride through the streets of the unusual town -- there were few cars but several horse-drawn carriages and a Domino's Pizza delivery man on a motorcycle, and the houses mostly consisted of enormous mansions that were stunning and stately but seemed to be largely unoccupied and neglected. A curious little island village. We sailed back, this time in some foggy rain (the rest of the day was sunny and comfortable, and ...

Traveling Through the Ages

A travel blog entry by nadyapb


... such as a chain that the Byzantines strung along the Golden Horn to prevent Ottoman ships from entering the strait during the siege of Constantinople during the 15th century. Another unique aspect of the museum was its Tiled Kiosk - a building once belonging to the Topkapi palace that was later annexed to the museum and now houses both tiles found at the site and excavated elsewhere.

Next, we visited Hagia Sophia. ...


This hotel is located on Bayramoglu Mevki Piri Reis Mah. Yelken Kaya Cad. No: 69, Darica.
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