Saydam Hotel

Asmalimescit Mah. Asmali Mescid Cad. Sofyali Sok. No:1 Istiklal, Beyoglu, Istanbul, 34430, Turkey | Inn

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Tophane & istanbul modern

A travel blog entry by msgee

... naturalism and constructivism. Then in the 1940s, a group of artists opposed the "mindless importation of western art movements" of the 1930s. In the 1950s, abstract art developed but themes were different from those of continental European art because the Turkish artists used Anatolian cultural motifs and Ottoman calligraphy. The 1960s brought about a social-realist trend (slums, migration, anything gritty and grim). The 1970s was the academization of abstract art. The 1980s saw a ...

All Good Things...

A travel blog entry by mjanesmith


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It was this little park that incited the demonstrations three months ago. The authorities decided it would be a good idea to replace the park with more shopping. Oh, just what is needed....more shopping. You can see why the protests ensued.
Part of Taksim Square is also a large paved square...kind of an big, ugly, concrete ...

When the Ottomans came...

A travel blog entry by imrannaser

... After the brief marriage, I headed back down the tower to meet up with my old friend from back home, Sena. A steady and hospitable friend, she was living in Turkey at this time and it was possibly one of my most exciting moments seeing her on the streets of Istanbul instead of Kennesaw. Greeting me with a warm smile, she finally took me out to the rest of the city...which involved mosque hopping and tea sampling through rooftop cafes all through ...

Turkey: Welcome back to the West

A travel blog entry by vincenttravel


... me if I wanted to sleep in the bed in his cabin. Thinking this would mean that I would sleep while he drove me to Istanbul, I thought it was a good idea. Not so. He stopped, and apparently wanted to share the cabin bed, an honor I politely declined by getting out and finding a new ride.

In the end I arrived in central Istanbul around 3:30 in the morning. My efforts to book a hostel for the next night and already sleep there immediately failed, so ...

An Ancient Wonder and Communal Potties

A travel blog entry by chris.whitmore


... grateful to have met. She gave us excellent advice about getting to know the area, as well as future travel throughout Turkey. The detailed paragraph above is the least I can do to thank her for her help, and I insist to all my readers—every word is true.

Our group finally got around to touring the ancient ruins of Ephesus at about 3PM in the afternoon. We went late to avoid tour groups and the hottest part of the day, but ...


This inn, located in the Beyoglu area of Istanbul, is near The Bosphorus, Balat, St Anthony of Padua, and Divan Literature Museum (Divan Edebiyati Muzesi).
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