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4 Things You Must Know Before Going to Istanbul

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

The city is a full-on, fantastic cultural assault that may bewilder but never, ever disappoint travelers. Make Istanbul travel-drama free with these important tips.

Hookahs and Hamams in Istanbul

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The people you meet here tend to treat you like a special celebrity guest. Especially in cities, the rush of daily life feels like Paris or New York. I remember rain turning the city's alleys into wild rivers.

A Black Sea Cruise Picks Up Where the Olympics Leave Off

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your inland towns that rise up over farms or crouch beside a busy river. Give me a city that turns its face to the sea. I like looking o...

Istanbul Has Its Act Together

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

While I was in Cairo, I kept thinking the Egyptians should check out Istanbul. Both are megacities with over 10 million people. Both come from a poor ...

PHOTOS: Top 5 Things To Do In Istanbul

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
OneTravel

Vibrant and diverse, Istanbul is by far one of the most fascinating cities on the globe.

Turkish Delights in Istanbul: 2010 European Capital of Culture

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Terry Kelhawk

I can't think of any place in the world where the crossroad of cultures is more apparent than in Istanbul, a 2010 European Capital of Culture.

From the Grand Bazaar to New York's Grand Central

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The biggest Turkish Festival in the history of the U.S. -- "Turkish Days in New York" -- is now upon us. It is bringing the Grand Bazaar on the beaut...

Post Turkey: Obama's Challenges and Opportunities in the Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Obama's performance in Turkey was flawless; he met the expectations of his admirers and won approval from many skeptics.