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Daily Archives: June 6, 2013

Hali Hotel – The Perfect Place To Stay In Istanbul

Hali Hotel is an affordable place to stay in the center of Istanbul and is easily accessible to all the attractions and cultural institutions.


Amazing view of The Blue Mosque from the Hali Hotel in #Istanbul, #Turkey. #travel #latergram

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I landed in Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport homeless. This was the first time I didn’t book my hotel stay before I arrived. I took public transportation to Sultanahmet and toted my luggage around in search of a place to stay. After stopping by a few hotels, I settled on the Hali Hotel.

Imagine a panoramic view of the Golden Horn, The Haghia Sophia, The Bosporus River, The Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara. That’s the view from the terrace of the Hali Hotel, where I had my complimentary breakfast every morning.

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Final Days in DC

DC is conservative, suffocating and very square, but with good friends even the uneventful days are good days.


DC has been good to me these past two years. Much of that has to do with the friends I’ve made and less to do with the city itself. And this week was certainly uneventful compared to the b-school life we’ve been so accustomed to these past two years.

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