Arasta Boutique Hotel

Torun Sok. No 5, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | 3 star inn
Prices starting from $71.00

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Tophane & istanbul modern

A travel blog entry by msgee

... height: normal;">The "Past and Future" exhibit was fantastic because it traced the development of modern/contemporary Turkish art from the 1910s to the early 2000s. The Ottomans encouraged artists to go to Europe to study, and the 1914 Generation painters brought back Impressionism and portraiture. In the 1930s, Ataturk wanted Turkey to reach "a European level of mastery in culture and the arts" so he encouraged more art, and artists responded with a synthesis of cubism and ...

All Good Things...

A travel blog entry by mjanesmith


... protests in Turkey 3 months ago. Since it is only 10 minutes walk from our hotel we thought it worthwhile to visit.

It is a beautiful city park - in the middle of all the hustle and noise of Istanbul sits a lovely oasis of trees, fountains, a children's playground. There is a tea man who walks about with cups and a thermos of tea to sale. Wonderful, shady, green and relaxing.


When the Ottomans came...

A travel blog entry by imrannaser

... picture with her friends and trying to hustle money from other tourists. She had something oddly charming about her smile and fair enough, I found the moment to capture the moment with her and an acquaintanceship that lasts even to today. And that was the moment that I have proclaimed as my entry into the Ottoman Empire lineage. Whether in reality or not, in my mind, I had decided, she was royalty and I had indeed had a fantasy marriage with her ...

Turkey: Welcome back to the West

A travel blog entry by vincenttravel


... weeks I have avoided it, but now it has become inevitable. The village consists of nothing but hotels and restaurants and, by the look of things, has far more tourists than inhabitants in it.

Having spent the day amongst the tourism of Cappadocia, I felt properly acclimatized to go to Istanbul, so I set off. It took me most of the day, because I got stuck on the ring road of Ankara for a bit. Later, after midnight, I was in a truck, when the ...

An Ancient Wonder and Communal Potties

A travel blog entry by chris.whitmore


... a pool at its center. Each patio supported a different function, one held a pool table, another a bar, and a few others were three-season harems. At least I called them harems because they definitely gave off that feeling. The ground was covered in incredibly intricate carpets, and a low wooden wall blocked off small sitting areas. There was very little furniture too. Chairs were replaced by huge luxurious cushions, and only a low table ...

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