Taksim Square Istanbul, Things To Do In Taksim

January 5, 2019 by  
Filed under Turkey Vacations

Taksim Sqaure is a cosmopolitan region, communications hub, an important commercial, entertainment and shopping area for the tourists. Taksim Square is a common meeting point filled with restaurants, shops and hotels where you will truly experience modern Istanbul. The Square is also the gathering place for locals to celebrate New Year’s Eve, parades and other military gatherings.

Istiklal Street is probably the most famous street and entertainment area in Taksim, Istanbul. Many hotels and restaurants are in or near the Square and on Istiklal Street, and there is a local bus terminal for public transportation and the main subway station.

Taksim Square

Many exquisite boutiques, music and bookstores, libraries, art galleries, cinemas, theaters, cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, coffee houses, patisseries, chocolateries, and technological centers are lined on Istiklal Street. Apart from the Grand Bazaar, Taksim is one of the best places in the entire city to buy some souvenirs. You can find shops of every kind, including clothing, books, jewelry and handmade crafts.

Beyoglu is next to the Taksim Square. It’s one of the most important tourist points and one of the most famous avenues of the city, distinguished brands of business and entertainment world serves in this area as well. You can find a brief of Istanbul in every corner, there is a hidden story of the city everywhere. Religions, languages and ethnic groups live brotherly around these premises, it’s the center of art and culture, many national, international and local activities reach art lovers through the neighborhood.

Beyoglu has a large number of foreigners of all nationalities living in this neighborhood. The area is also home to significant Turkish Christian and Jewish communities, there are several churches and synagogues. On the same street and on its side streets there are several churches such as St. Antony and Santa Maria, Armenian Churches, Synagogues, old mosques, Pera Palace Hotel.

Taksim Istiklal Street

Spend some time enjoying the lovely melodies that talented street musicians offer you and explore the side streets to give your own critiques on the local graffiti. Art can be found everywhere after all.

To the end of this pedestrian street towards Galata, there is Tunnel, the world’s second-oldest subway, connecting Pera district with Karaköy district on the Golden Horn.

From Taksim Square, you can walk all the way down İstiklal Caddesi to Tünel Square in a half hour or less. You can ride the Nostalgic Tram or you can take the Metro to the Şişhane station.

If you visit Istanbul, be sure to spend more than one day here if you don’t want to exhaust yourself.

Galata Tower, Galata Tower Restaurant, Galata Tower Price

January 2, 2019 by  
Filed under Turkey Vacations

Galata Tower is one of the symbols of Istanbul, Turkey. Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul. It is one of the highest and oldest towers of Istanbul.

Galata Tower is a cylindrical tower made from stone and it is approximately 67 meters long. Until the 1960s it was a fire lookout tower. Now the upper floors hold the panorama balcony. There’s an admission fee, not too expensive.

On the 17th century, Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi (an Ottoman citizen) attempted to fly from Galata Tower to Asian Shore of Uskudar and he worked on his project for years.

During the Ottoman period, Galata Tower functioned as jail, observatory house, and watch tower. After the restorations took place in 1960, Galata Tower was commercialized and opened to the public. Today, the tower functions as 360-degree viewing platform of Istanbul.

Galata Tower has been the best spot for the panorama of Istanbul’s historical peninsula and in the nineteenth century many artists drew the panorama of Istanbul from Galata Tower.

Galata Tower

Today, its upper reaches include a café, restaurant and a night club, both reached by elevator in the nine-story building, where one can find the stunning vistas. You find chic cafes, art galleries, design firms, boutiques, and restaurants around its narrow streets. The Galata Tower is also close to a number of monuments, museums, and public spaces such as Istiklal Avenue(Taksim), St. Antoine Church, Pera Museum, Galata Mevlevi House, and Crimean Memorial Church.

The easiest way to get the Galata Tower is to take M2 metro line and get off at Şişhane Metro Station. Galata Tower is visible from the Şişhane exit of the Şişhane Metro Station and is only five minutes by walking.

Galata Tower Address: Bereketzade Mahallesi, Galata Kulesi Sk. 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul/Turkey

Miley Cyrus and Pride

June 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Celebrities on Vacation

Miley Cyrus starts her weekend by visiting the gym for a workout on June 15 in Los Angeles.

Miley Cyrus puplished the below post on her Instagram account.

“Happy Pride! @HappyHippiefdn and I support being yourself everyday, and Pride is an extra special time to celebrate acceptance and love. I teamed up with Converse for this Pride collection to share that spirit of community and equality! All net proceeds of the Converse Pride collection will support our LGBTQ+ youth community partners globally!”

Converse joins this year’s Pride celebration with a special collection designed by Miley Cyrus. The Converse Pride Collection is currently available on Converse.com and at select Converse stores.

Miley Cyrus Sexy Photos

Miley Cyrus Photos

Miley Cyrus Photos

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Exciting Attractions You Have To Experience in Melbourne!

While Sydney is Australia’s most popular holiday destination and renowned for its great surf and beaches, those in search of culture and a city packed full of sights and attractions should head to the southern capital of Melbourne. From wildlife to shopping and the one of the highest viewing platforms in the world, here’s our guide to some of Melbourne’s best attractions.

Eureka Skydeck

Ideal for anyone looking to find their bearings in the city, the Skydeck is a great starting point with a central location overlooking the city. It also happens to be the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere, and offers some breath-taking views of the city. See the city in two different lights with a ‘Sun and Stars ticket’ and you can enjoy two entries in a single day – be sure to visit at sunrise and sunset.

If you’re feeling brave, take it a step further and experience The Edge – a thrilling opportunity to go over the edge in a glass box.

Queen Victoria Market

One of the city’s most iconic attractions, the Queen Victoria Market is great for exploring and you’ll find a huge variety of stalls combining a mixture of cultures and ethnicities. Here you’ll find a variety of foods and souvenirs from all corners of the globe, and the markets make an excellent place to enjoy an exotic breakfast or lunch for a much more reasonable price than some of the dine-in options available throughout the city.

Discover an Array of Wildlife

The Melbourne weather is notoriously unpredictable, so it’s very fortunate that the city is rich in zoos and aquariums offering fantastic indoor activities for the whole family as well as a chance to see some of the best Aussie animals and other exotic species up close.

Melbourne Aquarium is the award-winning home to Antarctic penguins, a whole host of weird and wonderful sea life and an amazing 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. If gazing from behind the glass isn’t close enough for you, try the shark dive extreme experience which gives both seasoned divers and newbies the chance to come face-to-face with these incredible predators.

Melbourne Aquarium

Melbourne Aquarium

Just 4km outside the city centre you’ll also find the Melbourne Zoo which is home to 320 species including gorillas, elephants, lions, elephants, meerkats and orang-utans. Don’t miss the Meet the Keeper Experience, and if you have cash to spare you can upgrade and meet the elephants up close. Experiences don’t come cheap though, so we recommend looking at the Cheapflights site to save some money.

If you’d prefer to see the animals in their natural habitat, head to the bushland setting of the Healesville Sanctuary which houses some of Australia’s most distinctive wildlife including dingoes, koalas, kangaroos and emus.

Let Your Feet Guide You

There’s no better way to explore the city than to let your eyes and feet guide you. Whether you stroll alone and discover the city’s beautiful lanes and arcades, or join the Melbourne Hidden Secrets Tour, there’s plenty to discover including local art, vintage shops, architectural wonders and even wine tasting tours. We highly recommend the coffee and café culture walk which shows you just

If you really want to try something a little different you could even take a Victorian horse and carriage tour!

Cottages and Apartments in the South West Region

The beautiful South West of England is well known as a holiday destination for both UK and overseas visitors. The stunning beaches and rolling countryside are among the best in the country and the area enjoys a milder climate than other parts of the UK which is an added bonus for those wanting to get out and explore the natural beauty of the region. Many people nowadays prefer to stay in their own self catering accommodation so that they can enjoy their holiday at their own pace, and there is a wide selection of holiday properties located all over the South West. Self catering specialists Blue Chip Holidays have over 800 quality properties throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset all of which are graded at four stars or above. South West holidays by Blue Chip Holidays are guaranteed to fulfil your expectations and more with every kind of holiday property from cosy country cottages to stylish seafront apartments.

Each part of the South West has its’ own particular appeal; Devon and Cornwall are both famed for their spectacular beaches and crystal blue seas which are favoured by surfers from far and wide. Somerset and Dorset are steeped with history and legend, and the whole of the South West has a reputation for the finest in local food and drink. There are also hundreds of attractions for all the family with everything from museums and galleries for those looking for a little culture, through to wildlife and adventure parks for the kids. If you haven’t visited this part of the world before you will not be disappointed; there is more than enough to keep you busy for your entire holiday.

Luxury Apartments

Luxury Apartments

When you think of a traditional holiday cottage you will probably conjure up a mental image of a thatched roof, wooden beams and an open fireplace – the perfect romantic retreat at any time of year. Blue Chip Holidays have plenty of these in their portfolio, along with every other type of holiday property you could think of. How about an ultra modern and stylish apartment with floor to ceiling windows that look right out over a beautiful beach and the crashing waves beyond? No problem. If you are planning a break as part of a big family reunion or celebration then Blue Chip can provide you with a choice of large houses that can accommodate the whole family under one roof, or groups of properties that can be block booked so that you are all situated together but with a little more breathing space! Some holiday properties will even accept pets which is perfect if you want to bring your dog along to enjoy the holiday too. Dogs are allowed on the majority of beaches outside of the main summer season but Blue Chip will be able to advise you on the beaches where your four legged friend is free to run and play all year round.

The beauty of a self catering holiday property is that you can choose something that suits your needs perfectly and as a result your holiday will be even more enjoyable!

Cycling Vacations to Inspire and Delight You!

November 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Nature Lovers

This article looks at the best of cycling trips and showcases some of the variety of biking holidays available. Whether you’re a single sports enthusiast, or a family of ‘newbies’, you’ll find exciting holidays to suit all interests and budgets.

Why cycling trips?
The author went on her first cycling holiday to France last summer and was hooked! These holidays are so very different from the typical experience of sitting on a beach or walking around a city on a packed itinerary on a short break. They are hugely sociable and enjoyable active; you can opt for gentle bike riding holidays if you’re a beginner or less keen for a fitness challenge or more difficult routes and levels if you want to be physically active and challenged – whilst seeing amazing sights. Each of the tours are accompanied and you sleep incredibly well afterwards – it’s a revelation to be cycling and moving whilst travelling if you’re used to sitting down for much of the day. It’s also very unusual to be coming home from a holiday feeling and looking better than ever from your exercise – even when you’ve been enjoying plenty of delicious local food and drink while you’ve been away! For many people, these types of holiday can really kick-start a passion for cycling and they are also a great way to travel with a family and enjoy quality time together, whilst developing your fitness, cycling skills and taking in exciting new vistas and cultures.

The joy of holidaying with a bike
So often, holiday experiences are marred by travel or getting lost on unfamiliar roads. But cycling holidays are a different experience altogether. On two wheels, you can experience the world at your own pace. Opt for a gentle meandering bike ride through the Loire in France. Speed along on a high-tech bike spec in the Moroccan Atlas mountains. Travel the length and breadth of Vietnam or explore the US coastline – the choice is yours. Each cycling holiday comes with a grade, so you know what to expect and it explains whether there will be elements of off-road cycling and what sort of vehicle support is provided during the trip, for times when you can’t bike anymore!

Enjoying the surroundings
On these types of holidays, it is important that you’re confident about your fitness level and it is well worth taking some refresher lessons before you go and some cycling practice, so that you get the most from your trip. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to experience the surroundings in the most pleasant manner, enhancing the experience by being physically active and moving with other people in a friendly group. You’ll also build up a great appetite for your food, which is half the fun of travelling overseas!

Best Cycling Vacations
Best Cycling Vacations

Shannen  Doherty  writes regularly on cycling holidays and family trips for a range of consumer magazines and publications. A keen cyclist, she recently travelled through Spain on a tandem!

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