Istanbul, Turkey - From National Geographic's Best Spring Trips 2012 - Second time in two weeks I've heard to put this city at the top of my list.

Basilica cistern - Istanbul, Turkey - From National Geographic's Best Spring Trips 2012

Spice Bazaar in Istanbul - You can find everything here, spices for every meal.

Spice Bazaar in Istanbul - You can find everything here, spices for every meal. Have always been fascinated with spices.

Istanbul --   A quiet moment amid the many cafés and bars that line  Nevizade Street.

Alan Richman Reviews Middle Eastern Food in Instanbul

Istanbul -- A quiet moment amid the many cafés and bars that line Nevizade Street. Food in Istanbul

The Stone Mirror - Istanbul, Turkey | Incredible Pictures

The Stone Mirror - Istanbul, Turkey. People named this "The Stone Mirror". The way the stone mirror reflects this building is really amazing. Definitely a place to visit.

Flowers line the houses along the street leading towards Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque | Istanbul, Turkey

Flowers line the houses along the street leading towards Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque Istanbul: Gardens / by Nomadic Vision Photography

It is one of the oldest Istanbul hamams dating back to Selim II’s era. The bath section was built by the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan, in 1584. A visit to Çemberlitaş hamam can be one of the best Turkish bathing experiences under the huge dome. Try to plan your visit on a sunny day, so that you can get to lay on the göbektaşı, the large hot central stone, while the sunlight beams stream through the holes of the dome ceiling.

It is one of the oldest Istanbul hamams dating back to Selim II’s era. The bath section was built by the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan, in A visit to Çemberlitaş hamam can be one of the best Turkish bathing experiences under the huge dome.

Istanbul is a favortie city for many! Must sees for a first visit are the Cistern, Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and a Bosphorous Tour but if you study abroad on CAPA International Education's Istanbul program, you'll have plenty more time to explore and experience all of the hidden gems.

Istanbul is the largest city in the Middle East and contains nearly active mosques. This is a list of three of the most amazing mosques in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace (Harem) 16th century Iznik tales.they are amazing and very rare

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace (Harem) 16th century Iznik tales.they are amazing and very rare

siyah beyaz adalar /black and white Princess Island...

siyah beyaz adalar /black and white Princess Island...

1950 li yıllarda Edirnekapı

1950 li yıllarda Edirnekapı

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