Fantastic site! I am glad that I have come accross as we were going to cancel our trip to Istanbul due to the current situation. (election)
3 Girls are travelling, celebrating my friend's 40th birthday. I am also Hungarian and as Turkey ruled us for over a 100 years I feel that we have a lot of History and I have never been in Turkey or Istanbul so I am very excited. There has been a lot of news in Hungary whilst I was there on Holiday ( I leave in the UK now) about the election and demonstrations showing a million people on the steet and some fights so I think our concern to travel had some foundation. At the election and after the election in Hungary we had a lot of problems and whilst I love my country I would have advised not to choose that particular time to visit Budapest. Of course my parents now worry for me to travel but after reading the forum I will more confident although still slightly nervous. Hopefully in two weeks when we are travelling things would have come down and despite of my parents warning I still want to travel and visit Istanbul as we cannot think any other destination that would excite us as much as Istanbul. We are staying in the Larespark Hotel on Taksim- has anyone heard of this Hotel?
Also we will visit all the Historical sites but would like to do some jewellery, parfum and clothes shopping as i am Hungarian I have plenty of practise at bartering unlike to my English Friend :))) where is the best place to shop?
Could anyone also recommend a trendy place for the night where we can have a good dance but also safe for 3 girls.
I would welcome all suggestions and advice