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staying in Istanbul

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OK, several years ago we spent 3 nights in Istanbul - in the "old part" of the city, very close to the big plaza by the Aya Sophis, entrance to the T. Palace. When we went out and about at night, my adult daughter was a bit uncomfortable - the first night the hotel offered to have someone walk us to the restaurant we were headed to several blocks away. I'm not sure if they thought we could not find it or if there were other concerns. On our way home, we had several invitations to come and smoke a hookah with a group of men. My daughter mentioned that she really did not see many other females out and about and after she said that, I had to agree. We did not really feel unsafe, more of a feeling of inappropriate or perceived as "available" .

So we are going again and deciding where to stay. The other part of the city does not at first appeal to me - the Taskim area. We are not shoppers or late night party girls and that is my impression of the "other side" of the Galata bridge. So any comments or hotel suggestions - I am thinking I might just look for a different hotel in the Sultanahmet area - that area has alot more charm to me but I am wondering if any other travelers might have had the same impression of that part of the city.

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