Charming_Karl's Istanbul, Turkey
Hilton ParkSA Istanbul
Bayildim Caddesi No 12
When we arrived in Istanbul, the taxi driver had the most difficult time finding this hotel! He see...
Our Istanbul Eats culinary walking tour took us all over this fascinating cosmopolitan neighborhood....
Dances of Colours
OK, like some people have pointed out, the food was decent but not great, and the dancing was kinda ...
BYZAS Cafe & Restaurant
Akbiyik cad. No:21
In the neighborhood just down the hill from the Ayasofia and Topkapi Palace, there is a street with ...
Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3
My girlfriend had been to the Basilica Cistern many years earlier, when they used to have some sort ...
Pasha Cafe & Pub
Divan Yolu Cad. No 64
After walking around on the last Friday evening of Ramadan for a while, we were hungry. The fellows...
Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)
We weren't sure if the Grand Bazaar was going to be open on our last full day in Istanbul, because i...
My girlfriend and I asked our waiter at a restaurant near the Ayasofia whether he thought the Miniat...
Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls)
Included in our itinerary of places to visit in Istanbul was the Chora Church, and I noticed that th...
In other parts of the Arab world, non-believers like me are not permitted to enter Islamic holy plac...
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet
Of all the places I longed to visit when I came to Istanbul, the Ayasofya was high on the list. So ...