Mystical, romantic and chic, Istanbul thrills honeymooners and all lovers of the fabulous and fascinating. It’s a unique and intriguing combination of ancient city and modern metropolis. You’ll find a well heeled fashionable set, palatial hotels with impressive spas, world class dining, historic sites, legendary night life, happening art scene, amazing shopping and trendy cafes, creating an exotic, lively ambiance.
It was more than a half-century ago that I first visited Turkey, staying in a Youth Hostel overlooking the Bosporus in Istanbul. On my most recent visit, I nostalgically revisited what I had seen before. A far cry from the Youth Hostel of my earlier days, I went to see some of the city’s grandest hotels.