A stitched 360-degree panorama shows the Bosporus separating the European (foreground) and Asian (background left center) sides of Istanbul as seen from Galata Tower.

Istanbul

Story and photos by Isaac D. Pacheco Istanbul’s prominence as a trading hub and cultural crossroads stretches back to antiquity thanks to its strategic location...
The sun sets over Almaty.

Almaty

By Laurie Kelleher The snow-capped peaks of the northernmost range of the Tien Shan, Mountains of Heaven, ascend like sentries over Kazakhstan’s most populous city,...