Istanbul

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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.

Why Go

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

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Put Down the Map: 5 Places Where You Should Get Lost

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