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Explore the distinct neighborhoods of Istanbul with this guide to what to expect in each one.

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Day Trips

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul with a day trip to nearby beaches, forests and sleepy towns around the Sea of Marmara and Black Sea.

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Istanbul's scale and traffic jams can be daunting to travelers but the city's compact center and transport options make it a breeze if you're in the know.

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From mosques and markets to art galleries and monuments, some of Istanbul's best sites don't cost a thing.

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