Hotel Balo

Huseyinaga mah. Topcekenler Mah. No:22, Istanbul, 344535, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Buses, boats and beautiful food

A travel blog entry by maccanat29 on Jun 09, 2014

7 comments, 33 photos

... we have already been to 5 times, Babel. As it’s a city that never sleeps, we get there at 10.30, have dinner at 11 as the restaurant closes around us, we go on our way at 12. Andrew and I promise that this is the last time that we will go; 6 times is enough :-)

On Friday we tried a pide (an open pastry shell in the shape of a long submarine, filled with cheesy and pizza type goodness) at the Spice market. On the way home, we were walking along the street and bumped ...

Day 2 - waking up over the Bosphous

A travel blog entry by rbobski on Feb 17, 2014

1 comment, 1 photo

... I thought the obstetrics didn't happen til the wildebeest in Tanzania. False labor though, so no urgent services needed. Jeff scored us a ride to the hotel - Sunday night traffic due to it was a nice day and everyone was picnicking. Driver kept telling us he would show us a picnic but never saw one. Older Turkish gentleman driver, lamenting the govt forced him to retire n now he drives tourists around. Painfully honest about his ...

Touring Istanbul with Hussam

A travel blog entry by janehudon on Nov 13, 2013

8 photos

... the Islamic laws which stipulate that all non-Islamic buildings must be smaller and humbler than corresponding Islamic buildings.The church is open to the public from 8.30am to 4pm, but strict security screening is in place. It is visited by a stream of pilgrims from Greece and other Orthodox countries. Behind the church are the offices of the Patriarch and the Patriarch Library. The Church, which was part of a convent or monastery before becoming the seat of the Patriarch, ...

Bosphorus and Bartering (It's adventure time)

A travel blog entry by sarah_and_ox on Sep 19, 2013

22 photos

... Ox was on the hunt for a traditional knife to add to his collection, and almost made a purchase, however decided against it when he found a similar one in another shop that was falling to bits (maybe not for Aus $200.00). We made it to a cafe inside the bazaar, and had the best kebab meal yet in Turkey and we also befriended another cat, who we called Pepper in reference to the giant Chilli that Andrew ate, which was a mite spicier than he expected:) We ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by jennyontheroad on Jul 30, 2013

11 photos

... between Muslim culture and others of the time? The public parts of the building are designed to be impressive and to project the wealth and grandeur of the owner, whereas the private (harem) areas are decorative but far less sumptuous. The Grand Bazaar is amazing to see inside, but an appalling place to be a tourist. Miles of stalls, with jewellery the main item. I'm sure there are bargains to be had, but not sure they are in the bazaar, without a ...

Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, is near Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), Sultanahmet District, Mosaic Museum, and Ibrahim Pasa Palace (Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts).
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