Hotel Review: Gezi Bosphorus Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey

by World Travel Warehouse on Oct 10, 2011 Hotel Review – Gezi Bosphorus, Taksim area I’ve now stayed in about 20 different hotels in Istanbul. While I don’t proclaim myself to be an expert (yet) – I’m working on that, and maybe I’ll attain Expert Status before I die. I do, however, think I’m getting a good … More Hotel Review: Gezi Bosphorus Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey

I’ve discovered that Turkish People are like Newfoundlanders…

by World Travel Warehouse on Nov 3, 2010 Since the very first day I arrived in Istanbul in 2005, and each time I’ve returned, I’ve always felt very comfortable in the city of Istanbul. This level of comfort has always bewildered me, for a number of reasons: 1) I don’t like immense crowds (yet Istanbul is home to about 75 … More I’ve discovered that Turkish People are like Newfoundlanders…

48 Hours in Istanbul: An Istanbul Restaurant Tour

The ultimate two-day itinerary in Turkey’s largest city. From September 2009By Anya von Bremzen Day 1: Sultanahmet (The Old City) Breakfast On a street lined with carpet shops near the Arasta Bazaar, Tamara Restaurant (breakfast for two $20), whose owners hail from Turkey’s eastern Lake Van area, serves up the region’s puffy breads, herb-flecked otlu … More 48 Hours in Istanbul: An Istanbul Restaurant Tour

Basilica Cistern … Sultanahmet, Istanbul Turkey

by World Travel Warehouse on April 8, 2010This has quickly become one of my favorite places in Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey. I happened upon this fantastic place when I was strolling out of the Hagia Sofia one day on my way to the Grand Bazaar. It amazed & enchanted me, and I continue to visit this lovely, mysterious place … More Basilica Cistern … Sultanahmet, Istanbul Turkey

Hotel Review: Alzer Boutique Hotel vs. Lady Diana – Istanbul, Turkey

I had the opportunity to stay in the quaint hotel Alzer Hotel, just behind the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet in 2007. It was not my first choice, (more about that later) but I’m glad I was switched. This hotel is located just up the hill from Hippodrome/Egyptian Obelisk area, which is located right next to the … More Hotel Review: Alzer Boutique Hotel vs. Lady Diana – Istanbul, Turkey

A Food Lover’s Tour of Istanbul

Los Angeles Times – Travel Section Istanbul, TurkeyHere come the mezes: minted, garlicky yogurt, dusky roasted eggplant salad. A waiter presents them on a huge tray: glistening artichoke crowns, a spread of ground walnuts and sweet red peppers. And wait, how about that beautiful mushroom salad spiked with scallions?The glow of a late-summer sunset floods … More A Food Lover’s Tour of Istanbul

Istiklal Avenue – Istanbul Turkey

It’s 2007.  This is my 2nd visit to the amazing city of Istanbul. I figure this is the time I’ll get to check out “that street” I wondered about since my first visit in 2005. I’ve learned “that street” is called İstiklâl Caddesi, or Independence Avenue, and located in the district of Istanbul known as Beyoğlu. (To me, Beyoğlu translates from Turkish to English as…”fun … More Istiklal Avenue – Istanbul Turkey

How a Love Affair (with a Country) starts…

Written by World Travel Warehouse on Oct 20, 2005Cruises.  Ports of Call. Suliemaniye Mosque and Galata Bridge You arrive…in town for a quicky…off a cruise ship. //www.youtube.com/get_player Video arriving on the cruise ship (it was raining) In Istanbul, you’re given 24 hours to check out this new port, which is one of maybe 10 different ports of … More How a Love Affair (with a Country) starts…