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Istanbul is a huge city, consisting of no less than 27 districts. Each of these districts contain several towns – among which famous ones like Sultanahmet and Taksim. Luckily, finding your way around town as a tourist is not that difficult as long as you keep the big picture in mind. I therefore divided the […]

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The map below gives an overview of the five main tourist areas in Istanbul: the historical part, or south of the Golden Horn the modern part, or north of the Golden Horn along the Bosphorus the Asian shore along the Golden Horn Just click on one of the five colored (red, blue, green, pink and […]

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There are basically two options: south of the Golden Horn or north of it. The good news is that there is no good or bad area. It’s just a matter of preference. The bad news is that you should expect to spend plenty of time in taxis, regardless of the area you choose. Why? Because […]

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