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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Jimmyjarocin stayed here on Aug 30, 2009 during their trip titled: Turkey 2010.
... this is why many shopkeepers will regularly water the sidewalk in front of their shop. We have observed this untold times in many areas of the city. It might serve to keep the dust down and improve traction. Alternately it might just be another sign of the level of courtesy that is shown to strangers.
This highlights the kindness and thought for strangers that we have observed. My intrinsic distrust of strangers has proven to be incorrect and unhelpful in ...
... br> We took the metro to Taksim where we had a great dinner around 5pm. The place was another ocakbasi joint called Zubeyir Grill. The food and specifically the lamb shish was awesome but a tad more expensive than Adana given the area. I would say the food was on par with Adana but lost out on value.
Finished packing and all set to leave (sigh).
Goodbye Istanbul. Greece, here we come.
... food and probably the only curt waiter we have encountered, but we wanted to try this place of historical interest to travellers from 1957 onwards. This was a place on the earlier route of those travelling overland from Europe to Asia where tourist information could be found, transport organised and cheap Turkish food consumed. I later ...
... a Genoese settlement in the city, as Latin Kings had been in power from 1204 - 1216. Those who built the tower were the descendants of these crusaders, and the Galata Tower is the only surviving remnant of that colony today. After the tower we took a cab back to the hotel. We got dinner by the Hippodrome before finishing our second day.
The third day, we spent the morning experiencing the pleasures of a Turkish bath by the ...