Twelve months, 12 cities: Discover the best travel destinations for 2013

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Twelve months, 12 cities: Discover the best travel destinations for 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul comes in first place for coolest hotspot of 2013. Highly up and coming, the Turkish capital is an intriguing blend of East-meets-West, with a vibrant mix of cultures. Discover Byzantine markets, Ottoman mosques and treasure-filled museums contrasted with chic restaurants, hip clubs and trendy bars, and luxurious hotels such as the Four Seasons Sultanahmet / Rex Features