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Veiled by modernity, Istanbul still charms

Stuff 15 Feb 2018
It's now modern, a lot of it still under construction ... At a very low cost, the ferries provide great views of the palaces and villas that line the water's edge. Our hosts had put us up in the Pera Palace, a splendid hotel built at the end of the 19th century for Orient Express passengers. Agatha Christie wrote parts of her famous novel at the hotel.
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