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  • Western Turkey by rail is efficient if not altogether romantic

    Western Turkey by rail is efficient if not altogether romantic
    It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time: touring Turkey by train. Turkey was at the top of my list of countries I had yet to conquer, and trains have long been my favorite mode of transportation. Conjuring images of the old Orient Express, I...
  • Navigating 2011's cruise offerings

    Navigating 2011's cruise offerings
    Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the...
  • 2011 vacation dreams and realities: What readers said

    We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage! Waking in...
  • Finding a bargain in Istanbul, Turkey

    Finding a bargain in Istanbul, Turkey
    Istanbul, Turkey — For months I had been pining for a trip to Europe, willing to go anywhere a cheap flight would take me. But the elusive bargain I sought didn't materialize until February, and it wasn't completely Europe. The airfare of my dreams...
  • The best way to Turkey

    THE BEST WAY From LAX, Turkish Airlines provides non-stop service to Istanbul. Lufthansa, KLM and Air France all provide connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares, including taxes and fees, begin at $1,216. TELEPHONES To call...
  • Review: Kebabs are just the beginning at Sako's Mediterranean Cuisine

    Review: Kebabs are just the beginning at Sako's Mediterranean Cuisine
    SPICE-INFUSED and presented with several sauces, the iskender kebabat Sako's Mediterranean Cuisine, a Turkish restaurant in Reseda, sent me straight back to Istanbul's vibrant Beyoglu district, where the aroma of meat-scented smoke wafts through ancient...
  • Readers pack in nominees for overrated destinations

    There's just no accounting for taste. When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their...
  • Underrated destinations recommended by Times readers

    Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
  • A food lover's tour of Istanbul, Turkey

    A food lover's tour of Istanbul, Turkey
    Istanbul, Turkey Here come the mezes: minted, garlicky yogurt, dusky roasted eggplant salad. A waiter presents them on a huge tray: glistening artichoke crowns, a spread of ground walnuts and sweet red peppers. And wait, how about that beautiful mushroom...
  • Planning your trip to Istanbul, Turkey

    THE BEST WAY TO ISTANBUL From LAX, Lufthansa, Air France, British and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $644. TELEPHONE NUMBERS To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international...
  • How to avoid being overcharged in Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul can be expensive, compounded by cab drivers who take you out of your way or whose meters are rigged, hoteliers who try to charge more than the quoted room rate and waiters who serve you more than you ask for. Even before I arrived, I found hotel...