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  • Long Weekend in Istanbul

    Here's how to experience the city's mystical allure, from Turkish breakfast to rooftop cocktails, in just a couple of days.

    Posted by Adam Erace on December 01, 2015 at 4:30:00 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Trip Ideas, Europe, Istanbul, Asia
  • 5 Reasons to Go to Cappadocia, Turkey

    You really do have to see Cappadocia to believe it. Smack in Turkey's Central Anatolia region, it is filled with gorgeous rocks, hills, and valleys that offer both ample adventure and utter relaxation.

    Posted by Karina Martinez-Carter on September 13, 2013 at 11:38:46 AM EDT in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • International Traveler of Mystery: Istanbul

    The curious and daring among you will discover the vibrant, gilded landscape of Istanbul, the city that straddles two continents. Visit the Blue Mosque, dine like royalty, and watch the whirling dirvishes.

    Posted by Carrie Seim on May 17, 2013 at 1:48:07 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Starter Kit to Turkey

    Turkey is an alluring destination, with colorful bazaars in Istanbul, serene hot air balloon rides in Cappadoccia, and historic adventures on the coasts. Plan your perfect trip with these essentials.

    Posted by Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb on March 01, 2013 at 4:09:13 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Expatriate Tales: Living in Istanbul

    It is one thing to visit a foreign place and an entirely other thing to live in a country that's not your own. At the very least, you get to call yourself an expat, which sounds very chic. Here, one such expat expands on what it's like to live in Istanbul.

    Posted by Jimmy Im on January 19, 2013 at 11:13:38 AM EST in Arts & Culture
  • Inside Istanbul's Newest Property, Marti Istanbul Hotel

    Smack in Istanbul's cultural center—Taksim—sits a plush new hotel with an authentic Turkish spa, artfully designed public spaces, and two swank restaurants. Welcome to Marti.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on January 18, 2013 at 12:00:23 PM EST in Hotels
  • Channel Your Inner Caveman at a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

    Welcome to Argos in Cappadocia—a hotel the likes of which you've never seen. (If you've stayed in a cave hotel before, disregard.) It is plush-meets-caveman with unparalleled views and a well-stocked wine cellar.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on November 07, 2012 at 4:58:49 PM EST in Hotels, Trip Ideas
  • What to Wear: Istanbul

    Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a diverse, culturally rich city by day with a fabulous food and nightlife scene when the sun goes down. Here's what to pack for a stylish jaunt to the city on the Bosporus.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on October 19, 2012 at 2:24:20 PM EDT in Style
  • UNESCO Adds Site in Turkey to World Heritage List

    It was announced yesterday that the UNESCO World Heritage List added an 11th site in Turkey, called Catalhoyuk. Located in Konya, it's rife with early human artifacts like sculptures and wall paintings.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on July 11, 2012 at 1:47:25 PM EDT in News
  • Five Must-Eat Foods in Istanbul

    High on everyone's to-go list, Istanbul is full of bold flavors to entice any food-lover. These five must-try dishes are the perfect start to discovering this mouthwatering, diverse food scene.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on June 28, 2012 at 2:22:23 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Restaurants
  • Been to Paris, London, and Rome? Visit these European Cities Next

    Admittedly, Europe's "Big 3" are hard to beat. But if you're looking for new experiences, our Europe-trotting Fodorites recommend where to go after you've been to Paris, London, and Rome.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 26, 2012 at 10:07:04 AM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Best of Turkey: One Country, Many Experiences

    There is no other country on earth that is such a juxtaposition of contrasts, and there’s no time like the present to experience it for yourself. This whirlwind one-week itinerary focuses on the highlights of a fall trip to Turkey.

    Posted by Caroline Trefler on September 13, 2011 at 12:47:49 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Learn proper mosque etiquette for Turkey

    For women, bare arms and legs are not acceptable inside a mosque, and men should avoid wearing shorts, too. Before entering a mosque, shoes must be removed.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 25, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Save time in Turkey by taking the bus, not the train

    Buses are much faster than most trains in Turkey, and provide inexpensive service almost around the clock between all cities and towns; they’re fairly comfortable and often air-conditioned.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 12, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Midwest, pools, Pools
  • Order small plates in Turkey

    Mezes (small plates) are an integral part of the Turkish dining experience. Share a few as appetizers, or order a bunch and have a feast. There’ll probably be more permutations of eggplant preparation than your imagination can conceive of.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 26, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: northkorea, North Korea, mountetna
  • Heading to Turkey? Try healthy Aegean cuisine.

    Aegean cuisine is in many ways different from Turkish food elsewhere in the country. The shared Turkish and Greek culture of the region's past, the climate and soil suitable for growing a wide range of vegetables, and the prevalence of olive trees and olive-oil production have helped the region develop a much more varied and probably healthier way of eating than elsewhere in Turkey.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 02, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Turkey: Avoid driving in Istanbul and other major cities

    Urban streets and highways are frequently jammed with vehicles operated by high-speed lunatics and drivers who constantly honk their horns. You should also avoid driving on highways after dusk, because drivers often drive without their lights on, and vehicles are known to stop in the roadway in complete darkness. In the countryside, watch out for drivers passing on a curve or at the top of a hill, and beware of carts—very difficult to see at night—and motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic while carrying entire families.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 09, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • Turkey: Don’t worry about fashion

    Turkey is an informal country, so you’ll be fine if you leave the fancy clothes at home; the general rule is the smaller the town, the more casual and, at the same time, the more conservative the dress.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 18, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Explore Istanbul: Turkey's Culture Capital

    Istanbul has been luring travelers for thousands of years but today there are more reasons than ever to visit this incredible city. From museums to mosques, bazaars to boutiques, there is no other place on earth that matches Istanbul when it comes to contrasting old and new, East and West, secular and religious.

    Posted by Caroline Trefler on July 28, 2010 at 6:55:59 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Turkey: Use caution with tap water

    Tap water is heavily chlorinated and supposedly safe to drink in cities and at resorts. It's best to play it safe if you can, however, and stick to bottled water. The same measures are usually not taken in rural areas or in eastern Turkey, so definitely stear clear of tap water in these places...

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 11, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips