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Istanbul — Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – three names for the one great city that straddles the Bosphorus, with one foot in Asia and the other in Europe. The Turkish capital until it shifted to Ankara in 1923, Istanbul is still far and away the country’s most exciting, beautiful, and historically interesting town.

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For three ancient empires, two continents, and a mesmerizing cultural identity on display in its markets and cafes.

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5 Great Places to Stuff Your Face in Istanbul

July 25, 2014 by Stephen Lioy

With culinary influences extending from Central Asia clear through the Caucasus to the Mediterranean, the food in Turkey is justifiably world-famous. At the ... Read More »

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New (and Affordable) in Istanbul: Chic Hotels & Culinary Hot Spots

July 17, 2014 by Chanize Thorpe

Maybe it's the markets selling exotic spices and flavorful tea, or maybe it's the alluring juxtaposition of ancient mosques and modern architecture. And then ... Read More »

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Turkey: Cruising the Affordable, Culturally Rich Golden Horn

July 11, 2014 by Stephen Lioy

Cruising down the Bosphorus is one of the most popular tourist activities in Istanbul, but most people will pay way too much (50 Turkish lira/$40 or more) to sit ... Read More »

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Deal Alert: Fly Lufthansa to Europe, Starting From $532 R/T

June 16, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

In Europe, when temperatures drop, so do the prices. Traveling to Europe outside of the summer season almost always guarantees savings -- but this year you can ... Read More »

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What $5, $10, and $100 Will Get You in Istanbul

March 13, 2014 by Christine Wei

"Dizzy" is a word we often hear people use to describe colorful, chaotic, history-rich Istanbul. There's something travelers seem to love about throwing ... Read More »

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“Travel by train. In most cases, it's cheaper than flying and you'll see more of the country up-close.”

Danielle Long Assistant Deals Producer

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