Thursday January 23, 2020

Travel: Joining the Bosphorus class

Lily Killeen is captivated by the east-meets-west splendour of Istanbul

7th February, 2016
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Istanbul is home to some 14 million people

Istanbul was always going to be about luxury. And I don’t mean from the moment we touched down – I mean the luxury of being presented with a platter of Turkish-inspired tapas worthy of any bricks-and-mortar restaurant while 30,000 feet above ground. There was tzatziki, chicken, bulgur wheat salad, roasted vegetables, beetroot hummus, cheeses, fresh bread and fresh lemonade – and that was just the starter.

A main course of tomato, olive and basil...

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