Hotel By Sofia

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. No: 84, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | Inn
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Panama hats and clear blue skies

A travel blog entry by maccanat29 on Jun 18, 2014

1 comment, 25 photos

The weather has become warm in Istanbul. Clear blue skies and mid to high 20's have been the norm for the past week but the afternoon is more humid. Our Panama hats, which we bought in a market about 3 hours from Quito, have been on our heads. They cause a look-back by locals; we stand out like the proverbial J. Andrew’s in particular; he has been collecting hat pins and now has 26 on the crown of his hat – they are quite the talking point! His hat also weighs about ...

Horror Bus

A travel blog entry by kyajade on Nov 04, 2013

4 photos

... the boys the other day, Defne, to get some lunch. We got a couple of massive meals, a steak and a veggie kebab, accompanied with massive amounts of salads and rice and that, as well as the free mezes (dips and breads) they bring out at the start, and finished with a couple of free apple teas! Amazing service again, although our friend Aziz wasn't there! When we were done we headed back towards the hostel as Darren had a bit of a headache, but then decided we'd go try to ...

Istanbul (take two), TURKEY

A travel blog entry by writeofpassage on Sep 15, 2013

5 photos

... does his legacy justice. It is magnificently preserved. The coffin is massive (you could fit Alex and his entire extended families body in there) and it is intricately decorated with friezes that depict events in his life. On the way back from the Archeological Museum we found a store selling Turkish hand-made ceramic crockery. However, this store was different from the thousands of others selling similar thing in the area as this store sold 'masterpieces'. These were ...

Parlez-vous français? Oui :)

A travel blog entry by christinec2013 on Sep 05, 2013

17 photos

... I left him and went back to the hostel. But there was nothing :( and me being me, I'm so pro-active. If jobs won't come to me, I'm happy to go out and try to find them. So I went to find an Internet café and emailed around my résumé and lettre de motivation to lots and lots of language schools. And, to be fair, I wasn't expecting anything much, but then a school in Lyon contacted me and they wanted someone to teach English for travellers, although they wanted ...

The beginning - Istanbul

A travel blog entry by simonct on Aug 12, 2013

4 photos

... to the main attractions. Sultanahmet is the European side and across the Galata bridge is the Asian side.

Our first appointment was a spa, but not just any spa, this was a Turkish bath from the year 1500 AD. Aranaea had suggested that a rough scubbing by a Turkish man was just what would make me feel better after 15 hours on planes. Let's just say I was a sceptic. It involved me getting naked and wrapped in a towel, then sitting on a heated stone platform ...

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This inn, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Dervish Dance, Corlulu Ali pasa Medresesi, Sarnic Hotel Turkish Cooking Class, and Egyptian Obelisk.
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