Boutique Dedem Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Days 232 to 236
Leaving London on Friday, it was time to let go of our cushy existence in the comforts of Kirsten & Simon's flat and get back into a bit of the "roughing it" part of our trip. Not too much, of course. Don’t be ridiculous. We’re kicking off the Middle East portion of our adventure with a visit to a place …
... and got a creepy feeling about a young guy walking behind me, so I step suddenly off to the right, whirled around and stared directly into his eyes. I must have startled him or looked menacing or both (I hope I looked menacing and not just like a crazed squirrel) because he took a wide step around me. I still had that creepy feeling and looked quickly to see where Mary was. She was just getting into the bus
... 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 ...
I arrived in Istanbul on Friday, right smack dab in the middle of the most intense protests the city had seen in over a decade. Currently, everything is focused in the New District, here in the Old City all is peaceful, the biggest threat existing in the form of overly exuberant carpet salesmen.
I flew into Istanbul on Friday. Lugging my pack through the tram system proved trying, between the weather and all ...
... to get to the cinema for a few movies on the big screen (absolutely loved The Life of Pi) and to watch all three seasons of Downton Abbey.
One thing that got us out of the house at least once a week was the amazing arrival of an Ethiopian restaurant close to our house. Despite being a gigantic city at the crossroads of Europe and ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed