Elma Suites

Elmadag caddesi No: 26 , Istanbul, 34373, Turkey | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Istanbul

    Exploring laleli

    A travel blog entry by msgee on Nov 03, 2013

    ... font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">A mosque in Uskaray (Asian side) was designed by an architect who fell in love with princess, whose name means "sun and moon" in Persian. He built two minarets so the sun and moon pass through the middle as a sign of love to her.

    Gallipoli to Istanbul - the rest of the story

    A travel blog entry by laceys.log on Sep 21, 2013

    14 photos

    ... circumcision and then, though the kids might not feel much like it (???) comes the feasting and gifting of gold.

    Not sure if I’ve mentioned smoking – it’s everywhere and horrible. At the hotel in Izmir there don’t appear to be any non-smoking rooms, most of us had asked for non-smoking but it didn’t happen and they couldn’t/wouldn’t change – the rooms reeked, yuck. Inside big restaurants it’s ...

    Bazaars & Suleyman Mosque

    A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc on Sep 16, 2013

    2 comments, 53 photos

    ... number of shops amounted to 3,000. Various fires and earthquakes rampaged the market. The last restoration of the complex was in 1980. Basically the Bazaar is many streets which have been covered over forming one big ancient shopping mall. Definitely designed for the tourist! Today the Grand Bazaar is a thriving complex employing 26,000 people. During our walk we discovered other ...

    The final leg

    A travel blog entry by nicole_gilbert on Jul 29, 2013

    25 photos

    ... and then way i felt i could of danced the nudie dance right around the room for everyone to see i felt that great, and my dear Phyillis even snuck some freebies in to my bag before i left of beautiful turkish soaps and scrub mits :) So as i wandered back to my hotel in a slight state of euphoria my first day of Istanbul was coming to and end. I crawled in to bed as i was completely exhausted, physically and mentally and slept soundly all night. Can't wait for what tomorrow brings. Nic ...

    Cotton Rocks and Rugs

    A travel blog entry by chris.whitmore on Jul 04, 2013

    13 photos

    ... had a very relaxing evening just like we had done the previous night. The staff will provide a quality dinner for a cheap price, and the pool, bar, and harems are always open for business.

    Sunday morning I had arranged to meet a local carpet merchant. Dilek had recommended her friend Lily, who has spent 25 years in the business, once I mentioned my interest in looking at carpets in the area. Lilly is a wonderfully ...