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Veni Vidi (I came I saw) Turkey - Exclusive Turkey tours & travel packages

Are you interested in visiting Istanbul/Turkey & you need exclusive travel service?Veni Vidi Travel offering custom travel packages, group guided cultural trips, historical family...more

Bosphorus cruise

Wonderful views with Europe on one side and asia on the other. It is a great ride for the money.   more

Turkey was Great; but Azamara Cruise line a horror

We had a great time seeing the Turkish coast aboard Azamara; but I found a large piece of GLASS in my sushi roll in the ship's restaurantThey sent me a $20 bottle wine to apologize...more

Often Overlooked and Dismissed by Americans

Turkey (Turkiye) is the one country that I have visited more than once and remain compelled to visit again and again.It is a rich, enduring land that has formed the heart of two empires...more

user review | See + Do: Sultanahmet: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Old City

Three Enduring Masterpieces of Design and Engineering

While extremely busy with waiting lines that form early even in poor weather, these Istanbul icons should not be missed. Once inside, you are free to explore at your leisure and it is...more

user review | See + Do: Dolmabahçe Palace, Besiktas

Enormous and Beautiful

Built about 1850, Dolmabahçe Palace was the residence used by the sultans of the Ottoman empire. It is a strange mix of neoclassic, rococo and traditional Ottoman styles that merges...more

user review | See + Do: Topkapı Palace, Old City

Noteworthy and Unusual

Topkapi Palace is a vast complex comprising many buildings and much open land in a crowded city.For centuries, it served not only as the royal residence for the Ottoman sultans but as...more

Istanbul traffic.

The traffic lights are meerly a "sugestion". The traffic in this city of 13 or 14 million is beyond belief. Make sure you allow ample time.   more

Women, you *can* wear whatever you want...

Yes, women in Turkey aren't legally required to cover. Yet cultural mores (which do reflect religious traditions to varying extents) dictate that women do not walk alone on the...more

Brick Oven Fish Restaurants

There are several restaurants in Istanbul where you choose a fresh fish out of the tank, which is then cooked in a brick oven. Don't miss it. It's a treat.   more

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