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Apartment of the week in Istanbul: the Kempinski 6

Apartment of the week in Istanbul: the Kempinski 6

Our recommended apartment this week, the Kempinski 6 apartment, features cosy exposed-brick details, a breakfast bar, floods of natural light and comfortable beds to make it a real Turkish home for up to four people. It also offers you the priceless opportunity to wake up every morning and have breakfast in front of the view of the Bosphorus that the large windows offer, meaning you can both relax at home and be involved with the goings-on of the city at the same time. more ...

Istanbul tourist guide

Istanbul tourist guide

Istanbul, the Gateway to the East, is (due to its approximately 12 million inhabitants) one of the most populated cities in Europe. Here, you’ll find the remains of more than two millennia of history, as well as great cultural and ethnic diversity. Boisterous bazaars, mosques, synagogues, parks, ancient palaces, restaurants… Istanbul is a dynamic, impressive city, to the point that Napoleon once claimed that “if the whole world were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital”. more ...

Istanbul Shopping Fest 2012

Istanbul Shopping Fest 2012

If shopping in Istanbul is big business, the Istanbul Shopping Fest 2012 is set to be huge. With a growing economy and investment of 50 m lira from Turkish airlines, the 2012 edition of the Istanbul Shopping Fest is sure to be a wallet-busting success. more ...

International Istanbul Music Festival 2012

International Istanbul Music Festival 2012

Calling all musicians! Which is more resonant: a full-piece orchestra or just a single person and their instrument? Find out in the International Istanbul Music Festival 2012, this coming June. more ...

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