Savouring A Turkish Delight In Istanbul

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Turkish city of Istanbul. It’s the only city in the world which straddles two continents – Europe and Asia – which creates a tantalising mix of cultures.

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

It’s great for shopping too – whether it be in the aromatic Spice Market, the hagglers dream that is the Grand Bazaar or the upmarket shops of Nisantasi.

Grand Bazaar


I also had the pleasure of staying at the luxurious Shangri-La Bosphorus, on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait.

Shangri-La Bosphorus

Shangri-La Bosphorus

To read my city guide on what to see, eat and do while, click the following link to the Basingstoke Gazette.

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