Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and Ottoman sultans. Explore some of the world's greatest monuments. Bargain-hunt your way through a twisted warren of marketplace stalls, pausing to sip tea with a merchant. Inhale the apple-flavored smoke from a water pipe as you listen to the strains of exotic music. And enjoy meeting some of the planet's friendliest people, whether you're chatting with a fisherman on a bustling bridge, haggling for a carpet, learning about Islam from a peace-loving Muslim, or playing backgammon with a grizzled old Turk.