Bustling bazaars, magnificent mosques, and the glittering breadth of the Bosphorous. Istanbul is a vibrant, modern metropolis with a deep, tumultuous history, and at first glance it can be hard to decide what to do. Wander the cobbled streets, try the local Turkish cuisine, and watch the world go by with a hookah in hand. Haggle in the markets and explore the ancient architecture – much of which has been in continual use for millennia. Istanbul is a force of civilization, ripe for the exploring!