Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... Empire at the Battle of Plataea (479 BC). The serpent heads of the 8-metre (26 ft) high column remained intact until the end of the 17th century (one is on display at the nearby Istanbul ...
... Turkish driving moment. An impatient man was tired of being stuck in traffic so he decided to drive his car on the tram tracks to gain a little ground. Just as he was picking up speed a moped that was driving on the sidewalk decided to cross the tracks. The horn honked and the brakes squealed but the car couldn't avoid knocking over the moped. The driver of the car jumped out and helped the guy on the moped up and dusted him and his scooter ...
... brave. She kept resisting the security guards who were trying to shoo us out. After exiting the Blue Mosque we were in the hippodrome. Originally the Romans would race horses here but it is now a beautiful open plaza with one Egyptian and one Roman obelisk, one Greek bronze column, and what looks like a veranda built by the Germans. Before we headed home we had some free time. Michelle and I had a drink at a nearby bar. As ...
... we left at 10:40 and took a taxi back to our hotel. Once again, our cabbie didn’t know where to go – even after I gave him the hotel’s business card with the address on it. Turns out that there is no test for taxi’s here – they just buy a cab, get a license, and are open for business. Geez!
It was a full day, but we’re trying to make the most of every minute. Only four days 'til we go home!
... blue; traditionally made of quartz. The last visit was to the royal treasury where we saw more jewels than every before, including an 86 carat diamond.
Next visit is the Grand Covered Bazaar, built in 1461 and in service every since. It contains 3,500 shops and employs more than 20,000 people under one roof. Since G and I have already made an investment in Turkish rugs, we politely decline the offer of tea and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsZeugma Hotel Istanbul
This 3 story hotel offered character and a very quaint space. I absolutely loved the antique feel. There were beautiful hardwood floors and collectors style furniture. In the bathroom was beautiful marble finished tile. The hotel had winding, marble stairs that went to the 3rd floor and the office staff was very accommodating. My only complaints (which are minimal) are the fact that there was no elevator and the automatic lighting system employed there. The lack of having an elevator was not a problem for but definitely would have been for an individual who has maybe knee or hip problems. Good value for the price.
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