Literally the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East, Istanbul has always had a lot going on, and that's more true now than ever before. There’s a lot to do and see, so these articles should give you some direction before you arrive. If you want to read more on Istanbul, check out the official Turkey Index.
Tourist's Guide To Istanbul 📸
Have a few days to spend in Istanbul and you want to see the sights? In addition to providing you with some historical context, this article goes through most of the major tourist attractions (and prices) in Istanbul, and includes a boat trip down the Bosphorus to the Black Sea as well.
Local's Guide To Istanbul 🍻
I was lucky to been among friends when I was in Istanbul, both expat and local, who showed me the city through their eyes. This article walks through some of the local foods and customs, mostly through the lens of neighborhoods on the Asian side of the Bosphorus like Kadikoy, Moda, and Uskudar.