Taksim Plussuite Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Belle was off for her hot air balloon ride and back by 7am before Kev and I had even opened our eyes! Belle came back absolutely buzzing and she tells us how they got up to almost the same height as a plane, or as close as you can, without needing oxygen!
We had a lazy morning looking around Göreme and then caught the 1pm shuttle to Nevsehir, Cappadocia Airport, to fly to Istanbul. Arriving around 5pm we joined the 'Topdeck ANZAC ...
... for a bit, including going to the spice market which consisted of vendors with hundreds of different spices. Once again, the vendors were very aggressive sellers but the spices are very colorful and the treats look delicious. Unable to buy anything (it would be expensive and we can't carry it with us), we went back to the airport after having a proper cup of Turkish tea. We went back to the airport lounge and waited for another few hours for ...
... meant to keep the drinking water safe for the city. From here we had to go home and start to prepare our things to depart. So after arriving we actually realize that we almost confuse the airport that we were supposed to depart, finally we figure it out, there are 2 airports in Istanbul so watch out when flying from here!
We said good bye to Murat who actually left us inside the metro station and thank him for everything. He was such an amazing host, he ...
... through Istanbul on their way to stand off in the waters by Syria. This river was important in the past and may be more so now.
Can you see why my brain hurts?
After the cruise, which was so relaxing and wonderful, we headed back to the hotel. We decided to skip dinner, though Elaine, Eve, Leroy and I walked out to find a grocery store. We're leaving on a long bus ride to Ankara tomorrow and wanted to stock up ...
... it was mine and I thought someone else had set their alarm. Sharon said "is that your phone?" And I said "no mine's in the locker and turned off" then I realised... hang on a minute that seems to be coming from under my bed so I had to fumble around in my trouser pockets to try and find it. It seemed to take ages so I don't think people were best pleased with me! I decided to let Chris look after the phone from now on. It was no good for checking emails since you ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet