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  • Top Reasons to Go to Istanbul

    Change continents: Spend the morning in Europe and the afternoon in Asia, with just a ferry ride in between; how cosmopolitan is that? Cruise the... Read more

  • Istanbul Street Food

    As much as Turkish people love to sit down for a leisurely dinner, they're also serious snackers, day and night, so finding a quick bite to eat is... Read more

  • Istanbul: History in Architecture

    Byzantium was already 1,000 years old when, in AD 326, Emperor Constantine the Great began to rebuild it as the new capital of the Roman Empire. On... Read more

  • Planning a Bosphorus Day Cruise

    One of the most pleasant experiences in Istanbul—and an easy way to escape the chaos of the city—is a trip up the Bosphorus by ferry. If you... Read more

  • Drinks with a View

    In recent years, venues in Istanbul have been aiming high, literally, as an increasing number of savvy entrepreneurs take advantage of the city's... Read more

  • Turkish Baths

    A favorite pastime in Istanbul is to spend time in one of the city’s hammams, or Turkish baths, some of which are in exquisite buildings more than... Read more

  • The Istanbul Protests

    In the early summer of 2013, central Istanbul was swept with a wave of antigovernment protests when the mildly Islamist Justice and Development... Read more

  • Safety Concerns?

    Istanbul is, for a city of at least 14 million, very safe, especially in the areas frequented by tourists. Still, like any other big city that... Read more

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