Istanbul, the city which divides Asia and Europe, is the only city in the world which is situated on two continents. This city of (officially) 13 million inhabitants - the largest city in Turkey - celebrates a unique culture which fuses eastern and western influences and a history stretching back as far as 5500 BC.
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The room was clean and had good facilities as described. However, it was a basement room with a tiny window, blocked by vending machines on the pavement outside. Breakfast was in a separate property 2 doors down the street (with great sea views from the balcony tables, though). ... more
This is a comfortable, quiet place to stay. Very close (walking distance) to all the major attractions, yet still manages to be away from the chaos. The people who run the hotel are very kind, relaxed, and nice to interact with. This was my third stay at the Siesta Hotel, and it would be be my first choice for another stay in Istanbul. ... more
Istanbul to Prague
Hi, looking for info about flying from Istanbul to Prague. I see Malev does this route but it seems the only airline. Do you know others? Maybe better to fly to Budapest then train to Prague. Was planning Istanbul-Budapest-Prague-Barcelona. Ta ...
Varna to Istanbul
hello forum. anyone been from Varna to istanbul? are there ferrys and if so does anyone know the cost and length of time to get from Varna to Istanbul? or is a train better to take? In Bucharest now so we have to decide our path soon. thanks! Jeff ...
I just completed a few days stay in Istanbul and reviewed a few hostels. Best experience was the Antique Hostel and Istanbul Hostel. The Sultan Hostel is quite good too. I was not at all impressed ...
Early plane to Istanbul (2hrs $200). Marathon in Istanbul, so drive from airport took ages. Walked around Sultanahmet area in the afternoon. What an amazing city! Sensory overload with roasting ...
Posted in Craig & Jean's Europe 2012 by warnerc5