Istanbul

Voyages to Antiquity cruise in the Aegean

By Janice and George

The tiny medieval island of Monemvasia is just one reason we chose this off-the-beaten-path Voyages to Antiquity cruise in the Aegean.

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Sumahan on the Water

Istanbul’s Sumahan on the Water: A converted Ottoman distillery

By Janice and George

Leave the bustle of Istanbul behind when you stay at Sumahan on the Water, a former 19th century Ottoman distillery across the Bosphorus. Chic and restful!

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Turkish hammams in Istanbul - Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Ahhh… These Turkish hammams in Istanbul cleanse both body and soul

By Janice and George

Steam, scrub, soap suds and a silky massage. Ahhhh… Few bathing rituals are as decadent as a Turkish hammam experience.

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flower passage arcade

Snapshot Story #12: The lovely Istanbul flower passage

By Janice and George

If you’re in Istanbul craving raki and mezzes at a cheerfully noisy meyhane, or you just want a few good travel pics, duck into Cicek Pasaji – the Istanbul Flower Passage.

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Turkish Delight Part 1 – Istanbul

By Janice and George

Feast like a sultan, gape at glittering palaces and soak in a steamy hammam. Welcome to Istanbul! For most visitors, Istanbul is the starting point for a visit to Turkey.

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Reveling in ruins on Voyages to Antiquity cruise

By Janice and George

Venice. The medieval walled city of Korcula. Crete. Voyages to Antiquity cruises the Mediterranean, introducing you to the history, art, myths and culture of the classical civilizations.

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Top Istanbul boutique hotels

Three Top Istanbul Boutique Hotels: From hip to historic

By Janice and George

From historic to hip: Pera Palace, TomTom Suites and Sumahan on the Water are among the top Istanbul boutique hotels.

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