Istanbul

One Day in Istanbul

Istanbul has been on my travel map ever since I remember (Okay, I first were here back in 2009). Time after time we like to take layover flight via Istanbul, and so did happen last time, at the end of February 2020 - we booked a connected…

Best Point Hotel Old City Istanbul (Sultanahmet)

Located in the Old City of Istanbul, this hotel is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Best Point Hotel Old City offers air-conditioned rooms. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. We booked here…

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport will be the main international airport serving Istanbul. It is based in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. The opening ceremony took place on 29 October 2018, scheduled so as to coincide with…

Top 20 5-star hotels in Istanbul, Turkey

For a luxury stay in Istanbul, you will find a wide selection of top World brand hotels, Sheraton, Hilton, Kempinski, Four Seasons, Hyatt you name it. a From my personal experience, I've stayed at a dozen of Istanbul's boutique hotels in a…

What to do and see in Istanbul in less than 24 hours

So you have just 24 hours for Istanbul? In this short indie travel guide, I will list places you could easily manage to visit and see in less than 24 hours.  My story short - at the end of May we booked connecting flight from Riga to…

Postcards from Istanbul

Istanbul has been on my travel radar since 2009, when I first visited it during a layover flight to Telaviv, Israel. Since then I've traveled countless times to and back from Istanbul.  So did happened during our latest trip Riga -…

Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, and the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers, destinations served and aircraft movements. Opened in 1924 in Yeşilköy, on the European side of…

Dosso Dossi Istanbul Old City Hotel

We booked this 4-star hotel in Sultanahmet district, Istanbul for a one night stay during a layover flight Riga - Istanbul - Tbilisi at the end of May 2017.  We paid about EUR 50 for one night stay at this hotel Located in Sultanahmet…

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.  In 2014, it was listed No.1 among world's…

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque  is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to…