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Old 14.03.2007, 17:43
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Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

I have googled and read up on several sites about Istanbul, but just seeking any personal recomendations of what to see and do.

We have a recommendation for accommodation and I will post it next week if it lives up to expectations!

Shopping, eating and sightseeing tips particularly welcome as we are taking our two teenage sons with us.

Thanks!
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Old 14.03.2007, 17:59
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Re: Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

everything!
Hadja Sofia for one. Also Grand Bazar and other places - just wander around. It is a wonderful city indeed.
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Old 14.03.2007, 18:12
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Re: Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

Not a lot of people know that in Istanbul, we won it five times. We won it five times, in Instanbul, we won it five times.
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Re: Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

Hagia Sophia
Blue Mosque
Grand Bazaar
Spice Bazaar
Topkapi Palace
Public ferry up the Bosphorus
Byzantine Cisterns
Dolmabahce Palace
Whirling Dervishes

Here are some of my photos from Istanbul:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nksyoon/sets/1789053/
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Re: Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

moved to off-topic, since this isn't englishforum.tr
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Re: Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

Was in Istanbul last two days.

Very very nice.

Leaving this morning.

Drove here via Bulgaria, not nice.

Haga Sophia, Blue Mosque, Tokapi Palace, Spice Bazaar, and the Grand Bazaar are all very nice.

Enjoy, as the city is very, very tourist friendly.

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Re: Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

And then you diged up a 3 year old thread to tell us all about it!
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Re: Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

My beloved Istanbul! I was living there for 2 years before Switzerland and I miss it sooo much! I've many tipps to share. Pls PM me if U R interested.
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Re: Istanbul info - for long weekend, this weekend!

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Was in Istanbul last two days.

Very very nice.

Leaving this morning.

Drove here via Bulgaria, not nice.

Haga Sophia, Blue Mosque, Tokapi Place, Spice Bazaar, and the Grand Bazaar are all very nice.

Enjoy, as the city is very, very tourist friendly.
You just gave me an idea.

I have to get out of here for some days to recharge battery, and think will surprise the husband with a weekend trip to Istanbul. Cheers for posting this!

As we'll be able to go only from Friday evening to Sunday evening, does anybody who has been to Istanbul know, if most of the buildings to visit, bazaars etc. will be open over the weekend?
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