Hotel By Sofia

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. No: 84, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Here and there

A travel blog entry by maccanat29

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... a working mosque and visitors are not allowed to disturb the prayer sessions.

The architecture is extraordinary as is the mosaic work and stained glass windows; photos simply cannot do it justice. The domed ceilings are a feat of engineering and have survived many an earthquake. It is so-called (the Blue Mosque) because the tiles inside lining the walls and domes are blue and white.

We have been in Istanbul a week today. There is so much more to see and ...

Arrival: Istanbul

A travel blog entry by jedowdle

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Arrived at Hotel Amira late. It is in Sultanahmet, the old city. This plane wasn't nearly as nice, oh well. Everything looked beautiful as we approached the airport at night. Off to sleep! More tomorrow. "I have spices - for his hair. " said to me as ...

Turkey

A travel blog entry by bryce_terri

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... were getting so into our ruins why not go see what they call the PMD (three stops called Priene, Miletus and Didyma) on our way to Gokova where we were staying that evening. Priene being the first stop was certainly quite impressive, not only free to enter but had an area of five high standing columns that were five of many in the temple for Athena, Goddess of wisdom. Miletus had a gigantic theatre where the size of ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by lorievans

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... oppressive heat). The call to prayer 5 times a day (emanating from a powerful speaker system from the closest Mosque) has been a familiar sound since entering Turkey five days ago. This evening we retraced my run this morning through a very progressive part of town (Ortakay) where we found a local grocery store very much resembling Whole Foods, a dock filled with sleek power boats being inundated with workers from catering and entertainment ...

Full circle

A travel blog entry by karinrauwerdink

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... a place where the empress used to sit to look down onto her subjects. Her tomb is in one of the passages. We then went for lunch and found a nice shady place as it was quite hot. After lunch we walked in circles trying to find the bazaar to have a look at some of the Turkish tiles etc. It can get quite confusing as to where one is and in which direction you need to go. We then waited at the hotel for our shuttle that is to fetch us at 20.00 to take us to the ...

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Location

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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