TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Umay Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... chatted with Julie
and Yohan and I went off to park the car. This was amazing as Istanbul has
nowhere to camp and guest houses were difficult for us as the car was too big
to park anywhere so we were pretty relieved to be off the road and safe for the
night. Then back to the shop for more
Dam man life was good. The bus park had no shower but Julie
recommended a Turkish bath for stressed, tired and emotional tourists such ...
... We did however find the sports store we had hoped to find so that was good for the boys.
Journey home was fine, albeit around 6 by this stage! We got off at Taksim Square, where they had the riots. All was good but police were everywhere, and heaps of armoured trucks. The walk out of this area is very long, steep with cobbled roads, so we decided to exit as quickly as we could! We have checked the news and online and have no idea what the police presence was ...
... a Turkish flag to take home with him. There are Turkish flags everywhere so I guess he just figures everyone should have one.
All kidding aside, you can and do adjust to a new normal. It has made me appreciate what we have in the States but it also makes me think about all of the people in the world who would give their right arm to have a small washing machine, a gas stove top, dishes that are between a bowl and a plate and a few lights. We ...
... on of the chaps called someone who can speak English, Les explained the problem. There was some shuffling of vehicles and a space made to park for the night, the repair will be in the morning. Dream catcher was unloaded and using the started motor chugged in front of the garage. One if the men brought us tea and we were invited into the garage. It goes back further than I expected, there are about 5 cars inside in various states of repair, one without an ...
I meet up with my host at the Eskici bar around the corner from the apartment. Once settled in, my host and his roommate take me to the most hip, trendy bar/club terrace overlooking the Golden Horn; Nuteras. With a welldeserved drink in my hand I enjoy the view of Istanbul, first night in Istanbul it looks to be a great ...