This magical meeting place of East and West has more top-drawer attractions than it has minarets (and that’s a lot).
Why I Love İstanbul
By Virginia Maxwell, Writer
Why do I love this city? Let me count the ways. I love the locals, who have an endless supply of hospitality and good humour at their disposal. I love the fact that when I walk down a city street, layers of history unfold before me. I love listening to the sound of the müezzins duelling from their minarets and I love seeing the sun set over the world’s most beautiful skyline. I love the restaurants and the tea gardens. But most of all, I love the fact that, in İstanbul, an extraordinary cultural experience lies around every corner.