Category Archives: Turkey

Day 13–Istanbul Last Day

Last day today in Istanbul, had a big late breakfast than final pack up, brought all luggage down to concierge, and completed the check out process. Now to browse the side streets of Taksim and spend the day just chillaxing! … Continue reading

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Day 12–Istanbul Princess Islands

Today for breakfast we decided to try the iST cafe in Istiklal St (we had our first Taksim lunch here). Breakfast was good, but not to the buffet style variety of Titanic. Still they have the best milkshakes! Plan today … Continue reading

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Day 11–Istanbul Gelata Tower and Ortakoy Nite out

Breakfast in Titanic hotel was much better than the Efendi offering. I guess it was more in line with what we were used to, had a big brunch!Plan today was to visit the Gelata tower and its surrounding streets, for … Continue reading

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Day 10–Istanbul shift to Taksim Hotel & Istiklal Street

Checkout day from the Efendi hotel, today we move to the new side, our next hotel is on the Taksim side. Got our luggage packed and moved to the lobby, the plan was to go out for a last walk … Continue reading

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Day 9–Topkapi Palace and Bosphorous Cruise

Another small surprise today at breakfast, our friend Ahmet had apparently visited the hotel yesterday evening – luckily we were out!!! This guy was turning into a serial stalker…. !! He had left us two boxes of Turkish Delights with … Continue reading

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Day 8–Istanbul (Istinye Mall, Bascilica Cistern & Gelata Bridge)

Plan today was to first visit Istanbul’s largest mall, following that, finish of 2 local sights close to the hotel. Breakfast first, now getting used to the Turkish style morning foods and was loving their cake varieties. There was also a small surprise from … Continue reading

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Day 7–Istanbul (Bus Tour and Spice Bazaar)

Cold and cloudy morning greeted us today with chances of rain. Decided to take the hop-on-hop-off tour buses going through regions of Istanbul and visiting major sights. Bus departed at 10:30 from our area. Made our way the Gelata Bridge, … Continue reading

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