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Viking Explorer Society News: Issue 4, July 2019

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Y O U R G U I D E T O I S T A N B U L W h e r e T o E a t W h e r e T o D r i n k W h e r e T o S h o p W h e r e T o B e W o w e d W h e r e T o L e a r n Mikla: Located on the rooftop of the fashionable Marmara Pera hotel, Mikla off ers magical views of Istanbul. e outstanding menu refl ects the Turkish-Scandinavian background of owner and chef Mehmet Gürs. Suvla: Suvla is a family owned local wine producer boasting wines that are rich in character. Relax on the wine bar's chic terrace and make your way through the extensive list. Grand Bazaar: Constructed in 1461, the Grand Bazaar is home to 5,000 shops and is one of the largest covered markets in the world. You will fi nd sellers peddling exquisite textiles, pottery, spices, jewellery, souvenirs and more. Istanbul Archaeology Museum: Home to the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Orient and the Museum of Islamic Art, discover over one million artefacts from almost every era and civilisation in history. Basilica Cistern: e largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath Istanbul, the Basilica Cistern was built in the sixth century. Fish fl itter around the bases of the 336 columns that support the ceiling and the main cistern has been fi tted with lights and music. 16 V I K I N G C R U I S E S

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