Daily Archive: December 14, 2010

Dec 14

Price Check: an Istanbul Shopping List

Istanbul is not the amazing budget destination it once was five years ago but it’s still far more affordable than most European cities. Sure you can go out to a swanky restaurant or a fashionable bar in Istanbul and fork out as much for a degustation menu or a silly cocktail as you would in …

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Dec 14

Our Home Away from Home in Istanbul

Home to Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman treasures, Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s ‘old city’, on the European side of the Golden Horn, is where first-time travellers to Istanbul usually stay. It’s where we stayed when we first visited the city many years ago. But once you’ve seen Old Istanbul’s star attractions, Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya), the Blue Mosque …

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Dec 14

Grantourismo Travel Blogging Competition: December

For our tenth contest in our yearlong series of monthly Grantourismo HomeAway Holiday-Rentals travel blogging competitions we want you to create a blog post on the theme of festive holiday celebrations – at home or away. Your post should consist of one (1) photograph* and 250 words* about the joys of celebrating a holiday – any holiday: …

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Dec 14

Grantourismo Travel Blogging Competition: November Winners

For our ninth contest in our yearlong series of monthly Grantourismo HomeAway Holiday-Rentals competitions we asked you to create a post on based on the theme Living Like Locals. Our November Competition winners are… FIRST PRIZE A stay at a HomeAway Holiday-Rentals property anywhere in the world valued at UK£500/US$750, a Viator tour voucher worth £100/US$150, an Olympus FE-4040 compact camera worth …

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