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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 ...
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 Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, January 2013
With its unique setting straddling Europe and Asia, vibrant bazaars and
myriad of important historical and religious sights, it’s no surprise
that Istanbul is
one of the most popular ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012
With freezing temperatures, wind-swept seas and frost gathering on its many minarets, Istanbul
is nothing if not atmospheric in the winter months: and with fewer
tourists hitting the city ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012
True to its reputation as Turkey ’s most cosmopolitan and eclectic city, Istanbul
certainly knows how to party, effortlessly blending the traditional
with the modern for one enormous New Year’s ...
There’s no denying it: Istanbul
can be a romantic city. Just ask anyone who has sat with their
significant other watching the sun sink in the sky and the city, dotted
with minarets, glow ...
Written by JC, Germany, August 2011
The Hagia Sophia is a highlight of any trip to Istanbul ; no-one can remain unmoved by its vast scale, timeless artworks and the shafts of light which penetrate its holy gloom. But
if you want ...
Written by Diana Edelman, USA, September 2012
In the summer when the days are hot, a getaway to the Princes’ Islands is a great way to escape the bustle of Istanbul .
A quick ferry ride away is lies this unique world where cars are
can take weeks to explore the nooks, crannies, Turkish coffee shops,
kebab stands and more. What happens if you don’t have weeks?
Fortunately, it’s possible to see the major ...
Written by JC, Germany, September 2011
Istanbul is one of the great shopping cities of the world. Shops, arcades and above all the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar
offer handcrafts which come from all over the country. But if you want
Written by JC, Germany, April 2012
By the late 19th century, the Ottoman Empire was in terminal decline,
beset by violence, infighting and constant shrinkage of its domains.
Yet every time a chunk of the empire disappeared it seems ...
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