Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Two and a half days to relax in Istanbul before returning home.
Made a day trip to the Sakip Sabanci museum to view a calligraphy exhibition comparing Eastern and Western forms. Beautiful mansion set along the Bosphorus in a very upscale area. Quick coffee at a nearby cafe before walking all the way along the side of the Bosphorus to …
... our ‘old friend’ Osman was pleased to see us, and we had a huge mezze platter again with bread, tomatoes stuffed with feta (?) and herbs which was quite spicy, eggplant pickle again and salad stuff. What we actually ordered was just the main course but this other stuff turned up out of the blue. We chose a Turkish speciality, a clay pot stew whose name basically means ‘broken kebab) where they cook meat, spices, lots of tomato, ...
... pleasantly surprised as most people were not too pushy.
The Grand Bazaar certainly was grand but not quite what we both were expecting (I think we had visions of an open air bazaar with lots of yelling and mayhem). Instead, it is a covered market of modern shops and cafes. It has operated since the 15th century and is a maze of narrow alleys which we got lost in many times. Here you can buy anything from antiques, to food, to jewelry and everything ...
... to get supplies immediately.
Compared to Alexandria, where we started, it was cooler. After about of week of suffocating, humid weather, getting to Constantinople was a relief. This morning Fu-han and I went to the market in search for supplies. At the market, there was a huge variety of foods and goods from all over the place Constantinople is one of the major trading ports in the area because of its easy access to water and by land. People from all over ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
Good location behind Sirkeci station.
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