A November 1997 trip
to Istanbul by globetrots
Quote: We lived in Istanbul for five months while teaching English and traveled around the country for another six weeks. The following journals outline side trips around Istanbul.
Attraction | "One-day Bosphorus Cruise"
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Attraction | "Biking on the Prince's Islands"
When you get tired, you can grab some good Turkish food, an Efes beer, and the wafting smell of the sea.
20 km from Istanbul
The hotel and area cafes are pricey by Turkish standards, so many people "take the baths" and then head elsewhere. For a relaxing place with a fair sprinkling of sights, head down the road to Iznik. (see separate journal).