Hotel Gulbaba

Papatya Sok. No. 24, Istanbul, 48400, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Goodbye, Dubai

A travel blog entry by lindsaypund

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With meetings done for the week, Friday was assigned as our cultural activity day. We had a slower start to the morning, which was a welcomed change of pace from the past few days.

Once we got going, we went to the beach and then to the Burj Al Arab. For me, it was one of those “I’ve heard so much about it I just want to say I saw it in real life” kind of things, so we took a taxi across town, hopped out, took a picture, and went back to the hotel. Worth ...

Day two

A travel blog entry by leonajim

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... that adorn the walls. There are also 260 magnificent stained glass windows – the present ones are replicas of the originals which came from Venice.

A striking difference between Christian churches and Mosques is that the Christians use people and their images as paintings and statues inside the church. Muslims use tile and quotations from the Koran in Mosques.

On our way into the Mosque we were chatted to by a local who said "don't ...

Back to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc

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Woke up to fog in Edirne - the first fog we have seen on the trip - likely due to a temperature inversion. Nice drive through rolling farmland until Istanbul. Then the fun began. On a scale of 1 - 10 the traffic in Vancouver would be 1 and Istanbul 10. They have many merging lanes to contend with and drivers are not at all polite. One can understand why they have a campaign dealing with road rage. Everybody ...

Güle güle Istanbul

A travel blog entry by dzamore

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... but I did film a lot of him working, so hopefully that will work out for my portrait of him. I also spent a lot of time behind Izzet looking at the photos as he took them - seeing why he chose what he did. We took photos of the dining room, the hookah garden, the bar, the conference room and the spa. I even got to be a model for the first time! The bartender was having trouble acting natural in front of the lens, so ...

Day 15 - Guided tour

A travel blog entry by basbraham02

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... After lunch we drove off to Taksim Square which is where all the riots happened a few weeks ago in Turkey. We almost didn't come to turkey because of those riots. When we got to the square we could see a lot of police officers all standing in a line, stopping people from getting into the gardens in the park. There were lots of people standing and looking at them. Kutai told us that the police were going to let the people into the square ...

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This hotel, located on Papatya Sok. No. 24, Istanbul, is near Istuzu Beach.
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