Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a wonderful city to add to any trip. Get lost in the winding alleyways of the Grand Bazaar. Absorb the grandness of the Blue Mosque while taking in the smallest of details not overlooked. Watch the traditional dancers perform the Dervishes whirl while enjoying a local cup of tea or participate in an elaborate coffee ceremony. Visit a hammam, a local bathhouse to cleanse your skin and your soul.
No matter if you have one day or one week, Istanbul is a city with a complex history, willing to reveal itself to those who take the time to explore this city that bridges not just continents but cultures.