Casa Lavanda Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... terminal at Eminonu by the Galata Bridge. It was close to 1900 (7pm) when we caught the ferry. Fortunately, it wasn't a long ride across. We found a little cafe on the main drag by the Bosphorus and ordered a fish sandwich for dinner before returning as the sun was setting, this time to Karakoy (north of the Galata Bridge). For old times sake, we thought it would be nice to walk across the Bridge (we had dined at a fish restaurant the last time we were here over 25 years ...
... area where we were to perform. There were people constantly running in and out, praying to saints, and taking pictures of the church before the service which was to happen after our concert.
The concert itself was good but challenging. After traveling for 17 hours, we were told that we were going to sing the English sacred music of our repertoire. We briefly warmed up by starting each of the songs and then just headed into the sanctuary for the performance. ...
... are known to be escorted to the nearest automated teller machine to retire the debt. Police are uninterested, the media reports.
Not being one to frequent strip clubs or other bars for that matter and always being very suspicious of friendly natives in the cities where I travel, I am not worried about the cocktail scam being a problem for me. But, as the "old proverb" dictates: "forewarned is forearmed" and on this score I've got great ...
... too many national trust visits under my belt. Will say it was a bit expensive and the shop assistants had taken their grumpy pill, which does make a change from 'darling' or 'beautiful lady'!!!! What I did learn is that Turkish people can't speak Arabic but some of their alphabet is based on it. Hence some of the wording around the palace no one has been able to translate ...
... s proving quite challenging to be at just the right place at the right moment -- our students are doing exceptionally well and are having a terrific time, but capturing it on video is like moving between a dozen soccer matches and hoping to hit record just as your kid is shooting the ball. Here are a few more photos and video of varying quality. More to come, especially on Saturday when there will be more formal ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service