Preferred Hotel Old City

Tayahatun Sokak No 15 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34410, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Exploring Istanbul - Day one

A travel blog entry by leonajim on Mar 31, 2014

28 photos

... here until his death in 1481. Subsequent sultans lived in this rarefied environment until the 19th century, when they moved to ostentatious European-style palaces such as Dolmabahçe, Çırağan and Yıldız that they built on the shores of the Bosphorus. Mahmut II was the last sultan to live in Topkapı.

As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction ...

Leaving the West Behind

A travel blog entry by benstevens on Mar 13, 2014

1 comment, 33 photos

... you were of this quality of mind! This is a rug of sixty years of age, dyed from saffron and hand made in eastern Turkey!’ He quickly fired off an order at a young assistant, who scrambled to remove the fifty other rugs scattered about the place. ‘For you, I do a special price on this rug. Do not misunderestimate my intentions my friend, I have over three millions rugs to sell, and do you a great price.’ He comically added up whatever figured he’d plucked out of ...

Travel Days & a little fun too

A travel blog entry by marqual on Nov 30, 2013

9 photos

... the mashed beans in a hot pot with pickled veggies and the local corn bread. There were some interesting veggies in the mix - one I've never seen before plus so green tomatoes.

I dressed for a night out and headed out to the theater to see The Nutcracker. The theater was nearly packed and there were lots of kids. The version was quite a bit different from the version I saw in Seattle a couple years ago. The opera house where they normally would perform was ...

Lots o' photoshop

A travel blog entry by dzamore on Aug 13, 2013

1 comment, 7 photos

... and we were back in our hood in another 15 minutes. Perfect!

Tomorrow, I am headed out with Izzet to an assignment to photograph a hotel. I am excited - he has already warned me that I will be carrying things and helping out - which will be nice, as he has really treated me more like a guest/student so far, which is also wonderful, but it will be great to have a chance to see him in action as well, and be part of the action.

A must come back to place

A travel blog entry by jandmtravel on Jul 31, 2013

75 photos

... as the Sea of Marmara opened up and was so big we could only glimpse the Gallipoli side in the far distance. We entered the Dardanells about 7pm and the boat slowed right up and a pilot got on board to take us through safely. We had already decided not to go to dinner but to stay on deck and watch and just eat from the self serve restaurant. The Gallipoli side was quite green and lush with nice little valleys and small towns. The Asian side was quite dry and scrubby looking. At ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Topkapi Palace, Gulhane Park, Eminonu Pier, and Istanblue.
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