After numerous visits to Istanbul, I am still enthralled by its diverse and fascinating neighborhoods. On a recent trip, I chose Beyoğlu — known as “Pera” in Greek, the language of historic Constantinople—an arty and lively district, the local equivalent of New York’s Greenwich Village, and home to one of the world’s most storied hotels, the Pera Palace....
Sixteen. Located on the 16th floor of the new Trump hotel in Chicago, this superb restaurant has a wall of glass that affords an unforgettable view of the Wrigley Building. Our meal included delicious servings of prime rib.
Kanha National Park, a remote 750-square-mile tract of forest in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, was the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” Most visitors can expect to see a tiger if they stay for two or three nights.
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.