Story & photos by Buzzy Gordon The renowned Michelin Guide has finally discovered what visitors to Istanbul since the days it was known as Constantinople have always known: that Turkish cuisine – which, by virtue of the Ottoman Empire, has influenced kitchens across two continents – is among the finest

by Gary Walther The Hotel Detective can sum up Istanbul’s character in a word: byzantine. The city is a wormwood of streets, passages, and bazaars, which also describes the know-how to know how to navigate the place. The one hotel that encapsulates this spirit is the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah,