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A truly relaxing way of getting across one of the world's busiest waterways is to take one of the half-hourly commuter ferry services up the Bosphorus from Eminonu. Alight ashore at Besiktas, Ortakoy and Bebek along the way to take in the lush parks, palaces and waterside mansions.
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The bridge itself forms the vital link between the two sides of European Istanbul, while its lower deck -directly under the walkway- is home to restaurants, bars and tea-houses with ringside waterfront seating for boat watching and cheap beers.
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Don't miss Egyptian Bazaar where you can find one of the finest delis in the world, known for its delicious honeycomb and hard Turkish excellent lokum, pistachios, nuts, honey-covered mulberries and dried figs stuffed with walnuts.
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Originally named the Tower of Christ, the Galata Tower was built in 1348 at the apex of fortified walls. After the Ottoman conquest, it was used to house prisoners of war and later became an observatory.
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Istanbul's art venues range from glamorous party spots to converted Ottoman power stations and show everything from masters to multidisciplinary art, take a visit to Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Salt Istanbul, Santral Istanbul, Borusan Contemporary Art, Pera Museum and Sabanci Museum.
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Visit Dolmabahce Palace's striking when viewed from the water, interior Highlights include the 36-metre-high throne room with its four-tonne crystal chandelier (a gift from Queen Victoria). This historical building gives opulence a whole new meaning.
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Call it hookah or 'hubbly-bubbly', The Nargile, unlike the cigarette is smoked not to relieve tension but to enjoy good company, experience Nargile which comes in lots of different flavors; common ones here seem to be apple, mint, peach and cappucino.
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Relax and revitalize yourself in real historical Turkish bath. Turkish bath tradition, representative of cleanness, healing, entertainment and social sharing for thousand years.
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Sufi music is one of Turkey's best-known mystical ceremony, The Sema (whirling dervishes) represents all a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love, finding the truth and arriving to the "Perfect".
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If you like your clubbing scene flashy, you'll love the venues along the Bosphorus between Ortakoy and Kurucesme. Enjoy clubing at Reina or Sortie or Superclub or Nomads or Anjelique or Blackk or Lucca.