Gaziantep, Turkey (10/13)

Gaziantep has much of the same history and culture as Istanbul for a lower cost; plus it’s a UNESCO Creative Gastronomy City, and nearly half the businesses are dedicated to food in some way. If you like pistachios, it’s also the pistachio capital of Turkey. Here, you can experience a traditional Turkish Hamman (bath) and see a castle, mosques, bazaars, and plenty of interesting architecture.