Essential information for visiting Istanbul, and places not to miss.
Marcus X. Schmid, born in Switzerland in 1950, is the author of a number of travel books and works as a translator. He has been visiting Istanbul regularly since 1981, and is fascinated by the hectic development of this metropolis - but also by its history, traces of which he finds at every stop, as well as by the manifold culinary spectrum to be found on the Bosporus. Haluk Uluhan, born in 1956, lives in Istanbul and has been an impassioned photographer of people and landscapes in his homeland for 35 years. As a professional travel guide, he gets around a lot, affording him opportunities to explore Turkey and Istanbul through the lens of his camera, with ever-changing perspectives.