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Hello! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my blogs. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy! :)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

TRY: Sultanahmet Koftecisi Selim Usta

Serving chewy beef balls since 1920!

This review on a famous eatery serving local grilled meatballs shall be the last one for this extremely hectic month. Established in 1920, the eatery somehow escaped my attention when I was doing a research prior to flying to Istanbul, Turkey. I discovered it from a travel guide while waiting for my friend to buy souvenirs at one of the gift shops around.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

TRY: Sultan Palace Hotel [Breakfast]

A wide array of fresh and juicy fruits in a small, comfy hotel!

Sultan Palace Hotel (3*) is a small, but comfortable boutique hotel located within the old city of Istanbul, Turkey. Its close proximity to many famous landmarks is the reason why my BFF and I chose to stay there for three nights. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

TRY: Terrace Restaurant @ Blue House Hotel

Have you heard of the dish known as 'Sultan's Delight' before?

On the first day of exploration in Istanbul, Turkey, my BFF and I immersed ourselves in the old city. Aimless walking was pretty much the agenda for the evening. We wanted to visit a particular terrace restaurant, but failed to locate it. Hence, we ended up dining at the topmost floor of Blue House Hotel.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

TRY: K. Maras Ottoman Ice Cream

Cool, refreshing Turkish ice cream near Hagia Sophia!

It's time to talk about the food I had in Istanbul, Turkey. Let's start with something chewy, elastic and thick. These are the three adjectives that I can think to describe Turkish ice cream, known as dondurma (lit. freezing) in its country of origin. Not far from the famous Hagia Sophia is a stall serving such a delicacy of various flavours.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TRY: Turkish Airlines [Economy, Domestic, Short-Haul]

A substantial picnic box for an hour flight!

I purposely didn't buy a return ticket on Atlas Global as I'd wanted to give Turkish Airlines a try for the first time in my life. For an hour flight, I was amazed by the offerings. Flights of the same duration from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (and vice versa) by Singapore Airlines or Malaysia Airlines only offer peanuts and drinks in the economy class.

Monday, October 5, 2015

TRY: Cakes & Bakes

A place where sweet wins over savoury, I guess...

It was hard to say goodbye to Izmir, but that wasn't the end of the Turkey trip. Before going back to Istanbul, my BFF and I grabbed a quick bite at Cakes & Bakes past the immigration control at Adnan Menderes Airport.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

TRY: Hotel Baylan - Basmane [Breakfast]

Addictively crispy cheese and herb roll!

October is here! I really hope I can finish this series of eateries in Turkey before I fly off again in December. Anyway, Hotel Baylan - Basmane (3*) is the last hotel in Izmir where I stayed with my BFF before we flew back to Istanbul.