Posts Tagged ‘ Istanbul ’

A tour of some of the world’s most amazing architecture

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

Here’s a few of our favourite brilliant buildings from around the world…



About a Turkish taxi driver…

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
Bridge over the Bosphorus

It is a fairly widespread belief that when you visit an overseas country taxi drivers may be prone to taking advantage of you.



Where the experts holiday: Selina Siak Chin Yoke, novelist

Aug 27th, 2017 | By

Acclaimed Malaysian Chinese novelist, Selina Siak Chin Yoke, whose writing is influenced by her travel research across South East Asia and exploration into her Malaysian heritage – which prompted a change in career and new outlook on life – shares her experiences with Just About Travel readers



Where the experts holiday: Nick Kontis, travel author and journalist

Jun 30th, 2017 | By

Award-winning journalist and author, Nick Kontis, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel



Turkish holidays grow in appeal

Jun 11th, 2017 | By

Reza visits Istanbul and Antalya in Turkey, assesses the security measures in place and sees tourism on the increase.



UK hotel prices drop

Jan 27th, 2017 | By

Are hotel guests becoming more savvy and refusing to pay some of the more outlandish prices by staying outside the main cities? Or were hoteliers just too greedy last year and read the market need for hotel rooms wrongly?



Where the experts holiday: Tom Hall of Lonely Planet

Aug 30th, 2016 | By

Tom Hall, editorial director at Lonely Planet – the world’s largest travel guide book publisher – on Italy, Iran and why the Western Isles of Scotland should feature on any travel itinerary



Postcard from Argentina: part five

Mar 13th, 2016 | By

Kaye’s constant quest for adventure has taken her back to Argentina – the land of gauchos, glaciers, football, tango and beef



Alternative Istanbul

Oct 26th, 2014 | By
Bridge over the Bosphorus

Istanbul is one of those cities that has always been on my wish list of places to visit. I imagined it to be exotic. It wasn’t at all what I expected.



What’s hot: August 2014

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s good news for Turkey and anyone planning a trip to the Big Apple but Oxford Street should be avoided



What’s hot: June 2014

May 31st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world. This month it’s good news for the capital and, umm, canines..



Turkish delight

Oct 5th, 2013 | By

Food writer and editor, Rebecca Seal, shares some of her favourite Turklish recipes with CD-Traveller readers



The rise and rise of Turkey

Sep 8th, 2013 | By

As a holiday destination, Turkey has become one of the most enjoyed and important destinations for British and Irish holidaymakers. Some doom-mongers had prophesised that the trouble in the Arab world might cause us to stay away but not a bit of it. In the first six months of this year, 917,000 of us had holidayed there. Given that the summer holidays hadn’t yet begun it is obvious that the total for the year will once again be in millions. From the rest of the
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What’s hot: July 2013

Jun 30th, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now



Avoid taking a taxi from Tokyo airport to city centre

Apr 24th, 2013 | By

For the millions of Britons heading off this summer to holiday destinations around the world, or for those who go on regular weekend breaks to mainland Europe, taking a taxi from the airport to a city centre hotel is usually the most convenient and fastest way to travel



Istanbul comes to London

Apr 12th, 2013 | By

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Why not check out INN London’s four day fair celebrating Turkish fashion, food, drink and cultural life



Istanbul voted European best destination 2013

Mar 29th, 2013 | By

Istanbul has been voted European best destination 2013 in the first European e-tourism event



Oscar nominated Skyfall encourages Istanbul travel

Feb 1st, 2013 | By

Oscar nominated Skyfall encourages Istanbul travel



New Bond film shot in Turkey

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

Turkey forms part of the backdrop for new James Bond film, Skyfall



Turkey named Europe’s leading tourist board

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

The Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Board’ at the World Travel Awards 2012



Istanbul: a true Turkish delight

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

Only a short four hour flight away, Istanbul – with its minarets, mosques, markets, bazaars and bars – will seduce travellers in search of a city break. Kaye Holland has the low-down



Planes, Trains and Auto-rickshaws: part two

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

Best-selling author, Laura Pedersen, shares her journey through modern India with CD-Traveller readers



Big Apple beckons Brits away from event filled summer

May 31st, 2012 | By

New York is the most searched for holiday destination by Brits looking to get away during the Diamond Jubilee long weekend and the three weeks of summer sports according to travel search site, Kayak



Top 10 Valentine’s breaks

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

Boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have sifted through the schmaltz to find Valentine’s packages that will really set hearts aflutter (and won’t involve soggy petals clogging the plughole). Here are 10 hot properties that offer something a little bit different…



The Album: Cathy Winston

Mar 28th, 2011 | By

Freelance travel writer, Cathy Winston, takes us on a tour of her five favourite destinations



What’s Hot: December

Nov 30th, 2010 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



European Capitals of Culture

Jan 11th, 2010 | By

This year there are 3 capitals, Istanbul in Turkey, Essen in Germany and Pecs in Hungary. Now that there are so many countries in the EU it is getting to the point where one place each year will mean it will take 27 years to get around to the same country again. So we will have at least two per year and probably three. Yes I know Turkey isn’t in the EU but the definition they use of Europe is wider than the geographical or political definitions.
So, a little about each.



BA and the Top 10 Destinations of 2010

Nov 19th, 2009 | By

British Airways has announced its list of 10 destinations that it thinks will influence you to decide where to go on your holidays next year. In any list like this you have to bear a couple of things in mind, the first being that BA flies to all the destinations it suggests and therefore that may have influenced the list. Secondly it is subjective. We don’t know how these places got on the list. Probably some “expert” decided or it coincided with a new or improved service to that destination by BA. I could be completely wrong there but, as I said, who knows. Still it is interesting to se whether our ideas match those of BA.

The list is Cape Town, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Dubrovnik, New York, Stockholm, the Maldives and Delhi.