February 28, 2011

All Around Istanbul

Neighborhood by neighborhood in the new international center of style.


Every night the muezzins' call to prayer mixes with the throbbing hip-hop of thronged nightclubs. Women in hijabs share sidewalks with others in spaghetti straps. Storied palace hotels compete with design-forward upstarts. Istanbul is not just where East meets West; it's where the past has always met whatever's coming next. The city's heritage is as layered as baklava--Roman beneath Byzantine beneath Ottoman. Its present is an arms-wide embrace of the 21st century, with a confidence borne aloft by the second-fastest-growing economy in the G20. Here's where to find the best Istanbul has to offer.

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