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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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
Location was good, bars nearby. Rooms small, but bathroom so tiny that you had to show almost on the toilet seat. Walls very thin. People were nice & breakfast was ok. Since it was cheap, you would expecy something like that - but it was clean. ... more
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Istanbul or Budapest?
Hi Long time traveller, planning on going to either Istanbul or Budapest with my girlfriend in the end of October or beginning of November. The problem is which to choose? We're only going for 3-4 days, so either city is obviously too big, but I was hoping I could get some pointers in here regarding ...
Hello, Im going to Istanbul shortly & just wondered if anyone suggests anywhere to go/see? Im not very knowledgeable about Istanbul so all advice is appreciated. Also how far/easy is it to get out of the hussle and bussle of the city? Would i be able to find a quiet spots on day trips out of the city ...
together in Asia) Istanbul was our point of entry. The size of the city is staggering, containing half the population of Canada, and the view from the Galata Tower gave us a sense of how far-reaching Istanbul was ...
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