A view of the Bosphorus and the Yeni Mosque. Nicole Hill / The National
One of the world’s most interesting and lovely cities, Istanbul, has
been crowned the European Capital of Culture in 2010
(www.en.istanbul2010.org). There will be a panoply of events both
large and small to mark the occasion, but if you can’t get tickets – or summon the energy – to appreciate “World Puppets in Istanbul”
(March 21 to 26), there’s always a boat trip along the Bosphorus to admire the city where east meets west.