Tips and Articles for Istanbul

Adrien Glover

The ancient capital of Byzantium has been a magnet for dealers selling kilims—tribal flat-weave rugs with vibrant geometric patterns—since the days of... Read More

I was going to Istanbul, and I wanted to visit a real Turkish bath, the kind Ingres painted in his Orientalist cheesecake fantasy, Le Bain Turque; the... Read More

Here, five new properties to shake up Europe's hotel scene.BRIGHTONThe 71-room Alias Hotel Seattle (Brighton Marina, England; 44-1273/679-799; www... Read More

Living up to its moniker Istancool, Turkey's capital has a trio of stylish new places to stay. Channel your inner sultan at Hôtel Les Ottomans (68... Read More

World music just got a lot more sultry with the release of "City Series: The Sex, the City, the Music." The CD collection, created by Sydney-based... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

Quadrant by quadrant, proceeding counterclockwise for a decade, artisans on 180-foot scaffolds have been resurfacing the domed ceiling at Hagia Sophia.... Read More

See our slideshow of 10 of the Coolest Underground Travel Spots.While walking in the West Virginia woods in 1978, Dr. Robert Conte saw something that... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels.As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year... Read More

MADRIDTwenty-two-year-old chef Jaime Renedo had a hard time convincing his mother to let him open a restaurant inside her Asian antiques store. How... Read More

I enjoyed Guy Trebay’s sensitive and evocative portrayal of South India [The Temples of Tamil Nadu, February]. As an Indian-American, I appreciated his... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way.In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can... Read More

I'd flown to Istanbul from New York to attend a literary conference at the university where I'd been a Fulbright scholar in the late 90's, and hailed a... Read More

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express—a reconstruction of the train that inspired Agatha Christie's famous mystery—glides from Paris to Istanbul in six days... Read More

Taj MahalEmperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of... Read More

The labyrinthine Grand Bazaar can seem like Istanbul's version of a 99-cent store, awash in evil-eye amulets and questionable caviar. But inside Can... Read More

To convert a 19th-century Istanbul distillery into a boutique hotel, architects Mark and Nedret Butler looked to the Bosporus for inspiration. At... Read More

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