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April 18, 2014

Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

Associated Press

AP Photo/Sisi Tang
While Istanbul is known for mosques and bazaars, it also offers many interesting neighborhoods for visitors to explore, like Karakoy, an up-and-coming area hemming the Bosporus Strait.

ISTANBUL — Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city's multilayered history, and the lifestyles of those who've lived it.

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