Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Today we would be saying goodbye to Italy and hello to a new country. But first thing for the day was to get things shipped home so we wouldn't have to continue to lug them around with us. That morning Logan spent the morning drying our clothes with a hair drier (it had rained that night so the washed clothes didn't dry as expected …
... Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, but Istanbul--which means "to the city" and was often used in Turkish to refer to Constantinople even under Ottoman rule--is the name of the modern city, by far the largest in Turkey at more than 14 million people.) With our three-and-a-half day visit to Istanbul, I checked another item off of my "30 Things To Do Before I Turn 30" list: Visit Turkey. I've wanted to visit Turkey for as long as I can remember; it is definitely the ...
... map. None of the street names matched and I was going to give up
Eventually I found a match so I followed that street and finally fouund a church but it was in very bad shape too and locked. I was going to give up and head down to street level
Wandering the streets down ...
... to his very sweet aunt. I asked the mother how to say thank you in Turkish and I butcher every word of it when I say it to his aunt. And she smiles and says, 'Not @ all.' I look @ her surprised as I say to her, 'English!?' And she says, 'A little bit.' What a sly, classy broad!
We are all invited back to their huge apartment where I get to meet the rest of the family. Her husband cannot hear very well nor does he ...
Stayed in Beyoglu is the best choice I have made. More centrally. For hop on and off bus it is only up the road (or actually mall) only few minutes walk. Ah bliss. The weather was bit hot but blue sky - perfect!
As I approach the hop on and off bus, there's 2 different bus companies, I had a look at their routine and picked one.
Onto a bus, I grabbed front seat upstairs so Id able to film some parts. Good seat spot :)
Decided I'd go ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMagnificent Hotel Istanbul
The hotel is nice, has A/C, breakfast provided, staff is great and super friendly and it's in an great location!
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