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HelensburghMaureen's Istanbul, Turkey
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Beylerbeyi Palace
Parte asiatica
Posted 10 Oct 2013
This was the summer retreat as opposed to the Dolmabahce which was for impressing visiting dignatori...
Dolmabahce Palace
Posted 10 Oct 2013
We were lucky to have a tour just before the regular English language tour, as we had a guide with u...
Sakip Sabanci Museum
Sakip Sabanci Caddesi, No. 42
Posted 10 Oct 2013
Added attraction here was the Anoosh Kapoor exhibition in the art gallery. The calligraphy exhibiti...
Sadberk Hanim Museum
Piyasa Cad. 27-29
Posted 10 Oct 2013
This was probably my favourite museum visit in Istanbul. It is less easy to get to but so well wort...
Hamdi Restaurant
Tahmis Cad Kalcin Sok No.17 Eminonu
Posted 10 Oct 2013
Our final night dinner was here. I agree with other reviewers that the staff are a bit too busy to ...
Antique Turquoise Restaurant
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Caddesi No: 48
Posted 10 Oct 2013
Much of the food was lovely. My lamb chops were overdone. The rice was cold as were the chips. Ho...
Topkapi Palace
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Posted 10 Oct 2013
This was our first port of call and I wish it could have been longer. Some day I will return to see...
Istanbul Archaeological Museums
Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu
Posted 10 Oct 2013
Some of our group opted out of this as we had seen various ancient artifects earlier. What a mistak...
Blue Mosque
Posted 10 Oct 2013
Sorry to say this was my least favourite although a visit here is de rigeur. What was wrong? Sligh...
Bosphorus Strait
Posted 10 Oct 2013
After a hard day's walking and standing at various sites it was great to get on board and be taken f...
Basilica Cistern
Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3
Posted 10 Oct 2013
It is humbling to see how cleverly peoples in the past got around problems like water provision. Th...
Sultanahmet District
Posted 10 Oct 2013
Istanbul is such an enormous city I was glad we were based here with so many important sites. We ha...