Istanbul

Istanbul – the only city to span two continents – has an illustrious history which has left a legacy of churches, mosques, palaces and museums, complemented by the behemoth Grand Bazaar and colourful street life. With a modern focus on art and design, this is a city that embraces old and new, east and west.

Photo Showcase – Our Top 10 World Wonders

When it comes to the Top 10 World Wonders, (or even ten top world wonders, not even the top ten) opinion is no doubt divided. But we’re sure no one can really disagree that these are some of the world’s … Continue reading

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Exploring historic Istanbul

 Heading to Turkey? Check out these tips on things to see and do when in Istanbul. Istanbul has a rich and varied history which has seen it being involved in major political, cultural and religious events for well over 2,000 … Continue reading

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James Bond Breakaways

Being a secret agent clearly has its perks. Obviously, there are the cars. Then there’s the gadgetry. Then there’s the expense account that will guarantee some memorable nights out. And of course there are the beautiful ladies. But as a … Continue reading

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A journey through Eastern Turkey

Less known than the well-trod roads between Istanbul and the classic sights in the western half of the country, Turkey’s Eastern regions present travellers with exciting new places to explore. Read on as Turkey’s hidden gems are revealed! The Silk … Continue reading

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A confluence of culture – the Bosphorus Strait

Probably one of the most famous waterways in the world, the Bosphorus Strait forms the boundary between Europe and Asia. It also splits Istanbul neatly in two, making it the only city in the world to straddle two continents. Read … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Going to Cappadocia (Turkey)

Cappadocia is a gorgeous region in central Turkey, made famous for its incredible rock formations. Resembling fairy chimneys, the soft porous rock is believed to have been formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Whole subterranean villages, complete with … Continue reading

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Istanbul – a city on the rise and the perfect Autumn getaway

Straddling two continents and combining elements of both East and West, Istanbul’s Ottoman and Byzantine relics are fascinating enough. However, it’s not all about the old in Istanbul – this is a city with its finger on the pulse of … Continue reading

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Making a pit-stop in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey has to be a favourite destination of mine, and with friends heading over to Europe in the next few months they asked me if it would be worth stopping in Istanbul for just a day. I think they’d be … Continue reading

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Incredible Istanbul; now in 3D

Here’s another fabulous entry from our Travel Writing competition (which is now closed.) We’ll be selecting a winner soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this little gem from Jesse Lund. Recently gaining momentum, 3-D technology plans to change the way … Continue reading

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Back to the future in Istanbul

Recently in our London office we were shown the short-list for the On The Go photography competition. As ever, the entrants were of a fantastic standard. But what I was most impressed with is people who take the time to actually do anything … Continue reading

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