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Hostelling International Tripbook for

Istanbul

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The East and West as well as the archaic and the modern are placed into sharp contrast in stanbul, Turkey. Two worlds coexist as devout worshippers make their way to the mosque while trendy fashionistas make their way home after a night out partying on the ‘Golden Mile’: a lavish strip of nightclubs where the rich and beautiful come out to play. Take a ferry to the Old City and marvel at the architectural splendour of Aya Sofya. Go inside and take a look at the stunning mosaics and magnificent domed roof. Head to the Grand Bazaar, an indoor market-place opened in 1461, that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a day, and experience an assault on the senses like no other: bright colours, a commotion of voices, delicious smells, and eager shoppers milling around. Stay at a hostel in Istanbul and you’ll never forget this fascinating, bustling city.