Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Istanbul. Distinct from Europe and Asia - a blend of both perhaps. We found the city full of energy yet still laid back and inviting. Clean and modern but still faithful with more mosques on the skyline than we could count. We arrived near the end of Ramadan and found the area near the impressive Blue Mosque full of activity every night with food …
... you on the bill then at the end. Prices on the bill different to those in the menu etc. A robbing shower of *******s.
Went to the Grand Bazaar this morning to get some bits and pieces that I need expecting a bustling market type of thing but was dismayed to find a shopping centre with loads of wee shops. I don't go to those type of places at home so left, without items I ...
We flew from Barcelona to Turkey and had a 2 hour layover. We had to go through security a second time once we arrived in Instanbul. We had another security check to get into the American terminal. Then we had two checkpoints to go over our passports so we could get into our gate. It was quite a hassel. Katie's passport didn't get stickered so she was unable to board until the TSA went over her info several times.
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... you do it properly your wish will come true. At the very back of the basilica are two sculptures at the bottom of columns with the head of medusas, which are very unexpected and add to that magical feeling down there. After this, we went to Asia, literally!!! We took the ferry from kabatas to kadikoy on the Asian side of turkey across the Bosporus. It took about 20 minutes to get across and it was pretty bumpy as the sea is pretty rough there. We tried Turkish tea whilst ...
... interesting conversations with the owner- who was high and offered is some of his joint! We asked for the bill. Scared to open it, a message was left inside 'pay what you want' oh the Turks! We felt bad trying to figure out a price for what it would of cost but then wanting to pay less cause we didnt actually select what we got. Headed back to hostel to call it a night! Up bright and early for our day trip to Gallipoli. Got picked up at 6:40 am, alarms went off as the 'pray cry' ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services