Visiting Stunning Istanbul — Where East Meets West

Istanbul Turkey is a very popular destination along the Mediterranean. It is on my bucket list. My daughter Samantha had the wonderful opportunity to visit Istanbul for a week. I remember her great stories of the Blue Mosque, the amazing spice bazaar, the whirling dervishes and the delicious fried cheese. Here’s a how-to visit the sites from Conde Nast Traveler:

Istanbul: Is the largest city in Turkey and the third largest metro area in Europe. It was chosen to the European Capital of Sports for 2012. Here’s what to do in Istanbul to see it like a native: Stoll along the Istiklal Caddesi, a no-traffic street. Go up the Galata Tower and watch the city view. Sweat it out at a Turkish bath. Check out the second hand shops on Rumeli Passage. Take the 2nd oldest funicular from Pera to Galata. Enjoy at live concert at Babylon or Hayal Kahvesi, stroll around the fish bazaar, Balik Pazari.

I would love to hear about your experiences in Istanbul and from all over Turkey. We’d love to help you plan your travel so please call us, Best Cruises and Travel Now, at 203-221-3171, toll free at 888-499-7245, email us at: and be sure to check our website at: Please “Like” us on Facebook, Cruise Planners: Best Cruises and Travel Now and follow us on Twitter: @TravelAndCruise.


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One Response to Visiting Stunning Istanbul — Where East Meets West

  1. Clarissa says:

    Wow, this seems to be really a nice place and all of my fellow friends who got a chance to visit this place love to share their experience. The one thing which is quite fascinating about this place is that you can experience so many things over here like food, culture and architecture. This place also serves one of the world’s most costly dessert that is Sultan’s Golden Cake .

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