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

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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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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