Istanbul, beautiful exotic and elegant city is a destination to visit more than once. There are so many places to explore, so many cafés to enjoy, the colourful markets, the boat rides in the Bosphorus, the fantastic silhouettes of the mosques making even more spectacular the sunsets, the night life in both sides: the European and the Asian. Highly recommended the areas along the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet. Things you must do: Go to visit the Istambul Palace, the Galata Tower and eat some dates while having apple tea and smoking shisha at a local café. And don't leave the city without spending at least a couple of hours at the Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi, Covered Market): the salesmen are persistant but very polite and will try to trade your girlfriend by 12 camels or something like that :)