I fall head over heels in love with Istanbul each time I visit. The people, the history, the food, the joie de vivre are irresistible.
As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, there is a certain amount of grandness & flair to expect from a Kempinski property & yet each time I visit the Ciragan Palace, the only Ottoman Imperial Palace & Hotel on the Bosphorus, I am spellbound by its beauty.
A few days into my trip with my mother, my sisters & niece, I ran into the esteemed Madeleine Albright preparing for an interview with CNBC.
Walking along the cobblestone streets of Istanbul you feel a true sense of old-world culture & history everywhere you venture.
While visiting the famous Grand Bazaar I finally found the perfect red carpet runners that I had been searching for!
With so much to do & see, new & old, Istanbul is a snug fit for any adventurous traveler.