Travel Blogs from Istanbul
We arrived in Istanbul a little after 8am. We were absolutely flabagasted by the share size and intensity of this crazy city. I felt completely overwhelmed and stressed out by the hustle and bustle of the busy streets. Lucky for me I have Nathan to navigate us to our hostel. We had to wait for the room to be ready, so we took the opportunity to find some breakfast. We chose a traditional ...
... with families and children watching. Fun to see!
Our flight wasn't until 6:15 p.m. and we were taking the train straight to the airport from Selcuk, so we decided to check out one of Selcuk's beaches. Selcuk is on the coast and there are lots of beaches close by. Pamucak is about a mile from the center, but the guy who runs our hotel suggested Yoncakoy Beach, which was a 15 min ride by bus from the center. We've found taking the local buses ...
... recommendable place and a very good place to relax after a busy day sightseeing . There are sweet playing areas for the children. This is a small park set on a steep hill with many stairs. As we climb up each little stair, we notice how the view of Bosphorus grows to include a vast amount of space in our eyes Artificial cascades and wide green areas for taking through people’s dogs are also available within the park. Sunset Grill and Ulus29 are among the ...
... Istanbul and you'll see and endless list of Mosques, churches and museums, nothing more... Lucky us we are now travelling with Ingo a guy with an unhealthy obsession for churches and mosques. In my opinion with mosques especially in Istanbul if you see one of them you have seen them all. Most of them are all decorated in the same manor and the 'Blue Mosque' was such a hit after being built, why wouldn't they base everything on the exact ...
... on the railway (upgrading to high speed lines), the trains will not depart from Istanbul. Not sure yet on how we will get to Ankara tomorrow. There are fifteen of us on this tour, the maximum, and I am keeping my fingers crossed I do not have a room mate.
My sister Marie expressed concern on the Syrian-Turk tensions, but I am sure I will be fine. The tour does not go that far south, and I have a habit of dodging sticky situations. Famous last words.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services