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A quick guide to navigating Istanbul’s Bazaars

Any Turkish holiday should include some exposure to the Istanbul shopping experience with all of its magic, charm and hustle. Be ready for something different where organized chaos can afford you some special bargains and nice gifts for the whole family. Consider Istanbul shopping as a cultural experience where you have to learn on your feet to get the best that Turkey has to offer.

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Cooking (and dining) in Istanbul

I had always considered France the food mecca. But that was before I went to Turkey.

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Eat like the locals in Istanbul

After visiting major historical and architectural sites such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia or the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul visitors should take a tip from the locals and head down to the water’s edge of the Golden Horn. Although well-known for kebabs and lokum, Istanbul locals love their fish and head to water’s edge to indulge.

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