Hotel By Sofia

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

    Istanbul not Constantinople

    A travel blog entry by forksontheroad on Sep 08, 2014

    5 photos

    ... that open up into a covered alley, lined by restaurants, each with a greeter welcoming you to come sit down, take a look at their menu.

    Nihat informed us that he was very prepared - and he was. He came armed with a stack of books - history, travel guides, maps, a dictionary, some in English some in Turkish - just to see the photos - some paper for Stuart to take notes. An old cell phone pre-loaded with a ...


    A travel blog entry by katie-and-phil on Jul 15, 2014

    13 photos

    ... This leads me to my final Istanbul tip - know what airport you're flying out of. We nearly missed our bus while trying to explain which airport we needed. Saying "We need to go to the BIG one...Turkish Airlines..." is not nearly enough. The crisis was resolved by a helpful passenger who overheard our struggle from his seat and came out to share with us the secret phrase "Europe" or "Asia". Of course, our airport was on the Europe continent and that was a fact we ...

    Heading home after a great trip

    A travel blog entry by bethamckay on Jun 30, 2014

    2 comments, 3 photos

    ... a swim and a nap. Next stop Istanbul. We only had one full day of touring so we hired a private guide who told us more about how great he was than how great the city was. And then of course, he had a friend with a pottery shop and a friend with a spice shop and a friend with a restaurant. He also had a friend with a carpet shop but we put our foot down on that one. Istanbul is amazing and felt safe - it would have been nice to have a couple more days ...

    Day 175 - A Surprise Meeting

    A travel blog entry by costin on Mar 24, 2014

    ... I crossed the Galata bridge by foot. Along the full length of the bridge, were chain-smoking fishermen, fishing for mackerel. Whilst I was watching the fishermen haul in their catch, I was soon drawn Ito a conversation with a shoe shine guy, who was convinced that I was German. Not for the first time on this trip, I was forced to explain that my trainers didn't need polishing!

    After crossing the Golden Horn, the New Mosque towered in front of ...

    All the highlights of the old town

    A travel blog entry by ahartry on Oct 11, 2013

    ... the other hand, Islam does not permit depictions of human figures in mosques, so he ordered the mosaics to be plastered over, so that they would be preserved, even if never seen again. I think this is a lovely story. Since the time of Ataturk, some of the plaster has been removed, to show the most famous mosaics. Most of the ceiling, however, remains covered in plaster.

    Other elements of the conversion from church to mosque are visible: certainly the adding of minarets. ...