Istanbul Travel Articles
10 Most Disappointing Attractions in Europe – Part II Back in 2009, BootsnAll brought you Europe’ s nine most disappointing attractions, those over-hyped, over-rated attractions that we felt just didn't live up to their promise. Here is Part 2, with more sites which make you wonder whether they deserve the hype or not. Ten Experiences Not to Miss in Turkey From the momentous ancient sites of Istanbul to the blue, green water of the Mediterranean, Turkey is a country that has something for everyone. Brendan Nogue takes you through some of the highlights of this country straddling two continents. The First-Timer’s Guide to Avoiding Embarrassment at a Turkish Bath Emily Starbuck Gerson tells us why every traveler should visit a hammam (Turkish bath) while in Turkey and Morocco, plus what you should do to avoid common faux pas. European 2010 Capitals of Culture: 3 Worthwhile Stops on Your Europe Itinerary Andy Hayes takes us on a tour of the 2010 designated European Capitals of Culture - 3 cities that would be excellent additions to any trip through Europe. Best Architecture Cities in the World Great architecture is both artistic and scientific, both beautiful and practical. Even more, architecture gives us cultural clues about a city's past, present and future. A Turkish Bath Experience In Istanbul Would you pay 75 lira to get washed like a dog and rubbed down with soap? Paul and Scarlett did... Abuse in Istanbul – Turkey, Europe Misha Gitberg tells a humourous account of four days in Istanbul, full of the unexpected. Call Me Natasha – Istanbul, Turkey For Istanbul's short-skirted, oft-shunned trannies, it takes sex for money in a crooked side street of Tarlabasi. A stink hole of moral and legal corruption according to many a Turk, Tarlabasi wa Transatlantic Tales – From India to North America Vasudev Murthy recalls how difficult it was in the old days to travel to the United States. Europe on an Alphabet – Europe Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "You should do the thing you think you cannot do." Well, Victoria Shepherd did.