From Bodrum, we ventured into Cappadocia, a region of central Turkey that we had not visited for many years. A remarkable area, it is best known for its surreal rock formations, which create one of the most distinctive landscapes on earth.
Bodrum is not just another pretty place. While it is indeed a fashionable resort town on the Mediterranean, with a harbor dancing with flotillas of pleasure craft, it also has deep ties to antiquity.
A Refined and Tranquil Enclave Amanruya Opens on Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula.Bodrum is the primary resort town and yachting center on the Aegean coast of Turkey and lies a 75-minute flight south of Istanbul. Thirty years ago, it was a sleepy, exquisite little place. Then, around 1985, unregulated development arrived, and with it came the tourist hordes, the cheap bars and the all-night...
Istanbul's dense network of streets, as well as its unique setting on both sides of the Bosphorus, can make it a challenge to navigate. Most of its 12.5 million inhabitants invariably include district names with their addresses.
By any measure, Istanbul is in a league with New York and London as one of the world's great food cities. Though little-known to North Americans, Turkish cuisine is every bit as delicious and diversely regional as Italian or French cooking.
Few cities are more enthralling than Istanbul. An international crossroads for more than 2,000 years, it possesses a legacy of extraordinary buildings, which create a uniquely romantic urban skyline.
Though not generally well-known in North America, Turkish cooking is one of the world's great cuisines. We've long relished its repertoire of rich, savory and surprisingly varied dishes.
Topaz opened in November 2007 and has since acquired a deserved reputation as one of best and most beautiful of the city's restaurants. Located in the central Gümüşsuyu district, it is a sophisticated place that attracts a stylish crowd.