Hotel El Blanco
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel El Blanco Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... pipes. Ceramics. And it has a cafe and restaurant around every corner.
As we were unaware that Friday noon is considered to be one of the most important prayer times, the bazaar was quiet when we arrived at noon. We found another grape vine covered square which was cool and peaceful. Chicken and lamb, bread, brown rice, grilled chillies (not for the faint hearted), grilled tomatoes and freshly squeezed orange juice. Turkish tea and on the house? Turkish coffee. ...
... St. George.
At St. George's we were lucky enough to be able to sit in on a vespers ceremony. It was a half an hour long traditional Greek orthodox ceremony where the Ecumenical Patriarche came to visit for the evening service. I had never been to Greek orthodox service before but I was glad we were able to attend this one. During the entire service they chanted as they read the scriptures. Imagine singing for 30 minutes....non stop. It ...
... slippers as, when the train crossed into Bulgaria at Kapikule and I was woken by my friendly guard at 03:00 to get off and get my passport stamped. Back in bed I was woken 30 mins later by the Turkish border police to check passports, followed by their Bulgarian colleagues 30mins later who said 'British no problem' but failed to tell the next lot of checkers who turned up 20 mins later and came back twice more. I think it was payback time by the ...
... something of a competition so I guess they w ere both winners. I think we’ve all seen Aya Sofia on TV, one of the largest mosques in the world, originally a Christian church eventually taken over by the Muslims who thankfully left all the decorations in place. This is despite the religion forbidding the use of images and there are the loveliest mosaics depicting Jesus, Mary, the saints still on display especially on the second floor. There was a display of ...
... Craig here filming James Bond, a few said yes.
Just when you think you've seen it all something slaps you in the face and says but wait there's more! The world, not to mention the universe and its wonders are unimaginable and unattainable.
Strolling through the Topkapi palace I'm in awe, I pass through room after room. Treasuries, armouries and libraries, I'm blown away at the feats of man. I stroll out to a ...