Tour Time in the Sultanahmet District Istanbul!

Tour Time Istanbul

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Istanbul is a large spread out city; it can be overwhelming trying to decide where and how to start exploring the city. Matt suggested we take a guided tour for our first day. A great idea to help us figure out the layout and learn some insider tips for the rest of the week. We booked with Neon Tours. Our guide, Gül, was fantastic. She was accommodating, had a contagious upbeat attitude and her knowledge of the city and history was impressive. Along with my below-detailed favorites, we toured the Basilica Cisterns, a Turkish carpet shop, Topkapi Palace, had lunch at the Ggrand Matbah Restaurant and were lastly escorted to the entrance of the Grand Bazaar.

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Saint Thomas: Sand, Sun and Relaxation

Catching some rays like everyone else, Saint Thomas.

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TRANSPORTATION: There are lots of ways to get around the island. I found the easiest to be via taxi. The majority of accessible taxis are either enclosed vans or Safari style/open truck taxis. Passengers can range from 1-12 depending on pick up and destination locations. The rates are standard across the island. Before your trip check the web or your hotel for current rates. Private taxis are available but keep in mind their rates are higher and must be booked ahead of time. Our favorite taxi driver was Radiant (see below for her contact information). She was our cab driver on two separate occasions. She kept us laughing with her funny stories and island history tidbits.

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Breakaway in the Virgin Islands

Breakaway Tours St Thomas

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Referring to a poster on the wall in the boutique at Bolongo Bay Resort, “It is my most favorite place in all the Virgin Islands. It is stunning.” sang Laura Porter McMurry the Boutique Manager at Bolongo Bay Resort.

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