Nova Roma, Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – this city's got more names than Liz Taylor and more treasures than El Dorado. A legendary capital of two of the world's greatest empires, built on seven hills and spanning two continents, Istanbul is rich in history but with rapidly developing mod food and art scenes, plus that pretty situ on the glittering Bosphorus. Can you say Turkish delight?

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul. Photo: Vitaly Titov /
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