Turkey

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Nisantasi Gonul Paksoy A favored destination for Japanese royalty and Gulf princesses, this boutique—named for its owner—sells peerless, one-of-a-kind dresses inspired by Dervish silhouettes. Made from refined, antique Ottoman-era cloth, Gonul’s...
See our slideshow of Europe’s Top Family Run Restaurants. Running a restaurant is truly a labor of love, so it only makes sense that some of Europe’s purest and most soulful dishes come from a family hearth. Fortunately, of course, kin cooking is...
Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe, one euro costs you nearly $1.50, and in Great Britain, the pound now costs a whopping two buck...
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 Alexander the Great. Hunting in the shadow of the Blue Mosque, while muezzins issue their call t...
These are challenging times for intrepid gourmands seeking the Authentic. Trek halfway around the globe and what do you find?Nobu No. 1,236, or knockoffs of last year’s hits from El Bulli. So where does this leave traditional food—and how are Euro...
My college roommates and I want to take an all-women adventure trip (hiking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding). Can you recommend a good tour outfitter? —M.G., Lake Forest, Ill. Equinox Wilderness Expeditions (877/615-9087 or 907/274-9087; www.equin...
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 kind that intrepid 18th-century traveler Lady Mary Wortley Montagu wrote about in her letters fr...
Here, five new properties to shake up Europe's hotel scene. BRIGHTON The 71-room Alias Hotel Seattle (Brighton Marina, England; 44-1273/679-799; www.aliasseattle.com; doubles from $170) brings crisp modernity to the hip Brighton Marina. Rooms ...
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 Muallim Naci Cad.; 90-212/359-1500; lesottomans.com; doubles from $1,641), where there's enough shim...
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 Petrol Records (www.petrolrecords.org), features top indigenous dance music and global grooves from ...
There’s a big reward waiting when you decide to slow down—you can finally go on those trips you’ve always dreamed of, without having to worry about a too-small allotment of vacation days. Whether you want to explore never-inhabited corners of the ...
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 from St. Stephen's Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and ch...
Quadrant by quadrant, proceeding counterclockwise for a decade, artisans on 180-foot scaffolds have been resurfacing the domed ceiling at Hagia Sophia. Its mosaics of saints, in millions of glass tesserae fused with gold, have been applied and rea...
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 made him stop in his tracks: an aluminum door between green cement walls. With an ominous feeli...