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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Emek Istanbul
Good location behind Sirkeci station.
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Istanbul…..is the best.
We arrived in Istanbul an hour late due to our flight being
delayed. We caught the bus into Taksim where our hostel was located. When we
got into Taksim Square our minds were blown. So many people, so many lights.
I've never seen a place like it. We made our way to our hostel through some
back streets and checked in to our 6 person dorm room. It was a lot better than
we expected. We headed out for a kai and some ...
... the Aya Sofia (which was the intention). But being a functional mosque, it is very much Islamic (Capt. Obvious here). In the outer courtyard, there were the information boards about Islam and Prophet Mohammed. Not that I mind reading them, if fact, I liked reading them. We had to wait in the outer courtyard until the prayers got done inside. Especially interesting reading was the text of the last sermon given by the Prophet. The inside work in the mosque is just ...
... was in Athens. The weather was absolutely miserable outside, so i spent the majority of my time sitting in a cafe waiting for the bag drop to open. 4 Hours later I was on my flight to Turkey.
The flight only took an hour, but the landing was quite rough. When the pilot touched down he got a round of applause. They should fly Jeststar to Wellington in the height of winter; those pilots deserve medals !
I tried to get ...
... I don't eat fish, we looked for a more varied menu. We settle on a touristy place with a view of the sea. The prices seemed a bit high, but we enjoyed our meal. This was our first time to experience apple tea served, on the house, after you finish the meal. It tasted like how apple juice and was a really nice way to finish the meal.
After dinner, we wandered along the waterfront, past people fishing and eating grilled fish ...
... he also met a man walking around the world - makes us feel a bit inadequate. Tommy is a photographer from France and gets paid to come to all these countries and take photos. We were talking to them for a whole and ended up going out for dinner with them both which was nice. The place we went was average, Ali ordered king size prawns and she god served one for her whole meal which cost her about $9! We couldn't stop laughing at how ripped off she ...