Lavanda Boutique Hotel & Restaurant
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... it’s also where Soph and I had a wonderful conversation, and discussed how blessed we are to have the opportunities we have in America. Talking with her is always very easy, and that’s something I cherish about our relationship. I think our communication and willing to understand each other is what gives us our strength. It’s also the best shot at our long distance relationship. ...
... the day and as a result thought we'll explore the city and find out the best ways to other tourist spots.
Is this déjà vu?
Sana wanted to take the lead and find a short cut to the grand bazaar. We asked a few locals who said it was a 20min walk from where we were, with Sana's short cut the walk was just over an hour! If we did the amazing race we're sure we would of been eliminated by now! All apart of ...
Friday 29th March
I said goodbye to my Contiki companions this morning and then headed back to sleep for a couple of hours. I then headed to the airport, en route to Istanbul, seated beside a very large and hairy man in a blue and white Adidas tracksuit – too cliché. The flight was short and the meal was delicious, so already I was feeling good about bailing on Contiki. I bought my visa, made it through immigration, collected my bags and caught the airport shuttle ...
... all I saw at market stalls, sitting in restaurants, riding on the tram, or just walking along the street were predominantly men. This was really hard for me because no matter where I've been in the world I've always felt respected and equal. I was even sitting in a restaurant one afternoon and counted 40 men to 5 women I saw walking by! After the first two days on my own I was so exhausted from telling men to "leave me alone" "go away" "no, I do not want to buy". I'm ...
... of the journey. Of we sailed, the sky bright and blue with a delicate assortment of sprinkled cloud patterns, the sun casting its rays on the landscape, and pleasantly poking my bare skin, the water unsettled, but welcoming transmitting color transformations of the endless spectrum of blue. Seagulls hanging in the air, and diving in at the sign of crumbs flung in by voyagers onboard. The strait is quite a spectacle and rightly resembles the key artery of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking