Istanbul Travel Tips
Straddling the Bosphorus, its skyline studded with domes and minarets, Istanbul is one of the world's truly great romantic cities. Its history tracks back from Byzantium to Constantinople to its place at the head of the Ottoman Empire. Today Istanbul hums as Turkey's cultural heart and good-time capital.
In this sprawling, continent-spanning city you can tramp the streets where crusaders once marched; admire mosques that are the most sublime architectural expressions of Islamic piety; peer into the sultan's harem; and hunt for bargains in the Grand Bazaar.
Istanbul is ready for shopping! Istanbul, one of the most dynamic cities in the world, will become the global capital of shopping and entertainment during the Istanbul Shopping Fest which runs from ...
From Roman-era plumbing to Byzantine mosaics and Ottoman harems, Istanbul has centuries of history to share. After touring the mosques and palaces, be sure to relax at one of the famous Turkish ...
One of the best ways to get a feel for Istanbul is to take a cruise on the legendary Bosphorus. Begin the tour with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul's most colorful ...
Istanbul-the bridge between Asia and Europa hosted two great empires during long time and which has lots of historical remains from the Roman and Ottoman periods.The most beautiful and largest ...
Written by JC, Germany, May 2012
Most visitors to Turkey
in search of a beach holiday head straight to the brash resorts which
line the Aegean or Mediterranean Seas. But Turkey’s verdant Black Sea
coast, more or less as long ...
Written by Simona, Italy, February 2011
Once you will be in Istanbul you will really feel between two continents. Enjoy a city trip and discover this authentic city.
Istanbul’s Çiçek Pasajı, or Flower Passage, is the most renowned example of the city’s ornate late 19th and early 20th century arcades, beautifully restored to its Ottoman-era glory. ...
Exploding with color and pungent aromas, Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Spice Market (so-called as the spices were originally imported from Egypt) is one of the city’s most vibrant and ...
Written by Istanbul Expert: Nesrin, Turkey, March 2012
People coming to Istanbu l usually want to see the major sights of ancient history during their stay in this beautiful city. Who wouldn’t want to see a 1500-year-old Byzantine church or an Ottoman ...
Istanbul might have a reputation for its cosmopolitan population and increasingly modern attitude, but the heart of the city still beats in the historic old town of Sultanahmet, located on the ...
With exchange rates plummeting, Istanbul isn’t quite the bargain destination it used to be, but those on budget will still find plenty of opportunities to stretch out their dollars. From marveling ...
Written by Istanbul Expert: Nesrin, Turkey, February 2011
Between December 23,2010 and March 20,2011, the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Gelman Collection exhibition introduces to art lovers two of the most outstanding, globally renowned Mexican ...
Written by JC, Germany, February 2012
Turkey has many officially-recognized culture routes that are ideal for anyone wishing to delve deeper into the country’s history, natural wonders and way of life. Signposted, GPS-friendly and ...
Whatever comes to mind when you think of a Hookah cafes in Istanbul – groups of Middle Eastern men getting high on smoky inhalations in shadowy teahouses or the rainbow of peculiar looking vials ...
Written by Diana Edelman, USA, October 2012
is a large city; and with a population of more than 13 million folks,
traffic can be a nightmare. Fortunately there are many options to get
from Point A to Point B while visiting ...
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