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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Just Passing Through Istanbul

Text by Neeta Lal

Neeta Lal comes away with a fresh perspective on Istanbul as she trawls through its galleries, biennials and art fairs
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Miniaturk, Turkey, Istanbul, Travel, miniature cities

Miniature Cities: Miniatürk

Text by Hande Oynar. Illustration by Sirawon Khathing

View small-scale models of entire regions at a go and marvel at the dexterity involved in creating these mini cities...
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Private hammam room at the Pürovel Spa & Sport at Swissotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul
July 28, 2016

We trace the practice of bathing back thousands of years to a social and public activity. We also tell you why bathing in a Turkish hammam is a bucket-list experience
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Istanbul, Turkey, hybrid, travel

Why The City Of Istanbul Will Remind You Of So Many Others

Text by Simone Louis. Illustration by Rahul Das

An exhilarating place where art, history and deep-rooted ethnology fuse impeccably with metropolitan pizzazz, Turkey’s cultural epicentre is where one goes to traverse the globe
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G R Iranna for Art International Turkey
September 03, 2015

If you’re in the land of Hagia Sophia, head to the two day global fair for a creative feast
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Istanbul, Ottoman Empire delicacies
June 16, 2015

Traversing the lanes of Istanbul is a culinary journey in itself as Ottoman Empire delicacies — inspired by the cuisine of the Sultans — find themselves on street carts and stalls awaiting locals and tourists. Verve enjoys a myriad tastes and aromas and dreams of returning to the city of historic flavours
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