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  • 5 street foods you need to try in Istanbul

    5 street foods you need to try in Istanbul

    May 28th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    One of the most enjoyable ways of tasting the best Istanbul has to offer is to work your way around the city snacking on the incredible street food, sold from carts and trays at street corners and other likely spots. This can be as simple as raw almonds on ice, but there are far more... Read more »

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  • A hectic 24 hours in Istanbul

    A hectic 24 hours in Istanbul

    September 8th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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     From Europe to Asia and back, Greg Dickinson finds a full 24 hours worth of things to do in Istanbul. 8AM: CRUISING BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS It is 8am and I’m lurking on Kabataş pier with a few friends, blissfully somnambulant having not had my first Turkish coffee of the day yet. A gang of suited commuters... Read more »

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  • The best photography on Picfair: the locals

    The best photography on Picfair: the locals

    September 2nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    For the second piece in our “Best of Picfair” series, we take a look at locals around the world. From Haiti to Vietnam, here is some of the best travel photography from some of the top photographers on Picfair – a website that lets amateurs and professionals upload and sell their photographs for a fair price. Next month’s theme... Read more »

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  • The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    July 17th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Win a trip to Istanbul, Turkey for two

    Win a trip to Istanbul, Turkey for two

    July 1st, 2014Lottie Gross
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    This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Chris Irwin, who got the correct answer of Eşrefoglu Mosque, Beyşehir. We’re giving away a trip to Turkey for two including flights, accommodation and excursions. Find out how to enter below… A country that sits between Europe and Asia, with hints of culture from both sides... Read more »

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  • The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • 20 Facts about Turkey you never knew

    20 Facts about Turkey you never knew

    September 3rd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    You probably didn’t know Turkey’s real name, you might have been confused about which city is the capital, and you probably thought tulips came from the Netherlands. It turns out, you were probably wrong. There is a lot more to Turkey than meets the eye – between the beaches and bustling markets lies a wealth... Read more »

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  • Turkey in twelve meals

    Turkey in twelve meals

    August 12th, 2013Tim Chester
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    Updating a guidebook is fascinating, exhausting, repetitive and exhilarating work. Nothing spurs you under the skin of a place more than 40 pages of listings that need checking in detail and the thought of thousands of travellers following your footsteps and relying on your diligence. Pounding the streets in search of that new café, lifting... Read more »

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  • 40 film locations around the world

    40 film locations around the world

    July 30th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The world’s most fascinating streets

    The world’s most fascinating streets

    July 16th, 2013Lottie Gross
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  • Tear gas in Taksim Square – Turkey in turmoil?

    Tear gas in Taksim Square – Turkey in turmoil?

    June 12th, 2013Tim Chester
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    Tim Chester recounts his experiences travelling through Turkey a month ago – including a brief encounter with tear gas – and explains how the current situation doesn’t reflect the country as a whole. Nothing prepares you for your first faceful of tear gas. It dismantles three of your senses at once, knocking out sight, smell... Read more »

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  • Off the tourist trail in Northern Anatolia, Turkey

    Off the tourist trail in Northern Anatolia, Turkey

    February 19th, 2013Martin Zatko
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    Turkey is, in many respects, the ideal travel destination. It scores highly across the board: layer after layer of history; an amazing variety of landscapes; super-friendly people; terrific food; relatively low prices; reliable public transport… the list could go on. What a pity, then, that the vast majority of travellers to Turkey confine themselves to... Read more »

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