Travel Tips, Travel Tips Istanbul
Dec 17th, 2010 |
Courtesy of Hotel Amira
Today, we continue our series about Istanbul. Istanbul is one of the truly great romantic cities. Its history tracks back from Byzantium to Constantinople to its place at the head of the Ottoman Empire. Today it hums as Turkey’s cultural heart and good-time capital. In this sprawling, continent-spanning city you can tramp the streets where crusaders and janissaries once marched; admire mosques that are the most sublime architectural expressions of Islamic piety; peer into the sultan’s harem; and hunt for bargains in the Kapali Carsi (Grand Bazaar).