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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Topkapi Istanbul
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... to bring me to Istanbul. The flight was not very spectacular on Pegasus, which seems to be the Turkish equivalent to Ryanair.
Istanbul was very overcast and the when we broke through the clouds during the approach on Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (the Asian side of Istanbul) airport I saw it was raining. On the other hand I could also see some of the Prince's Islands and couple of ships in the Sea of Marmara.
When I queued up ...
... floor to the underside of the dome. It even if the major church in Israel, surpassing it by simply adding on additional column (47 as opposed to 46).
After visiting St Sophia we were taken to a business and observed hour Turkish carpets / rugs are made. There was a reasonable amount of pressure applied to us to purchase some rugs. They ranged in price from about $1,000 to $37,000. After that we visited the Grand Bazaar, which is one ...
... mini, which was cheaper than buying one in Europe but much more expensive than in the USA. We have to chalk up that premium to the cost of travel.
We still look for budget hotels and reasonably priced restaurants. We like our air conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water, etc. Our average of $46 per day for a hotel in Turkey gets you the same standard as a $25 hotel in much of Asia.
Renting the car added up ...
... our host ever since!
We arrived in İstanbul yesterday at around 5:30am, and she had arranged for the bus to literally pull over on the highway and meet a taxi she called to take us home. We all went back to sleep for a while and then went touring!
We have seen:
Then we wandered the famous walking street and had traditional Turkish food for dinner with Gizem.
Today, we ...
I enjoyed it... especially for an "ancient" city (which I've found I don't like that much). It's no Berlin, New York, or Prague but it's much better than Rome or Jerusalem. I'm not super into the Byzantium or Muslim architecture, everything looks kind of run down, and the food was among the worst I've had, but the Turkish people are very nice, it is a clean city, expensive for this trip but slightly cheaper than the US, and I just enjoyed walking ...