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by Virginia Maxwell

What Will Your Istanbul Encounter Be?Getting giddy with the whirling dervishesRich kilims, dazzling jewellery and marketplace banter in the Grand BazaarTaking your time to muse on artistic inspiration at Istanbul ModernDining like a sultan on meze selections or fabulously fresh fishGreek liturgies, Macedonian synagogues or Albanian meatballs on a Golden Horn cruiseChasing Medusa's head and ghostly carp in the subterranean Basilica CisternDiscover Twice the City in Half the TimeFull-color pull-out map and detailed neighborhood maps for easy navigationOur Turkophile author recommends the very best sights, restaurants, shops, architectural treasures and ferry tripsUnique itineraries and highlights help you make the most of a short breakLocal experts reveal Istanbul's secrets: from crime author Barbara Nadel's favorite neighborhood to a Grand Bazaar jeweller's cafe recommendations
Download Lonely Planet Istanbul Encounter (Best Of) epub
ISBN: 1741792223
ISBN13: 978-1741792225
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Asia
Author: Virginia Maxwell
Language: English
Publisher: Lonely Planet; 2 edition (March 1, 2009)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1787 kb
FB2 size: 1204 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 567
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You cannot go wrong with the city guides from Lonely Planet. Many Publishers are going out of business and the ones who are not, are doing away with hard copy books. I stocked up on travel books for all the countries I have not seen just for that reason. I have visited 9 countries other than the US. The only bad thing about print copies is, sometimes some information is out of date as soon as they are printed such as a diner going out of business but was open when the book was being put together. However the Colosseum on Rome will still be there and if it is not, I am sure that would make World news anyway.
Lonely planet is the middle of the road for me. On the lower end is a travel guide that only puts words. On the far extreme of that is my favorite guides " Eyewitness" guide by DK. Every page is packed with photos to go along with the commentary.
Lonely Planet guides are middle of the road, in that, they have words and photos. I still love them though.
I really liked reading the ideas that the locals have for some offbeat sightseeing, also liked the basic instructions for the hamams (which I'd love to do, but need instructions like this in order to feel comfortable enough to try.) I also liked the locals ideas regarding the best place to try for lokum, art, dining, etc.
Great guide for Istanbul.
Small book that gives concise information on Istanbul. Good for a pocket reference guide. Would not recommend this as a main travel guide, but to be used as a supplement to a full length travel book.
So glad to have this book when I went to Turkey. And so glad it was available at a very reasonable price. Information is very good and it was recommended by the tour group I travelled with
If you want detail,information,opinion,passion for place,concern for the needs of a visitor and the perspective of an experienced guide, this is it. This is not a quick to read, light-weight gloss-over of the city. While being referenced and thorough, Virginia Maxwell is generous with subjective recomendation and warning, when needed. Dont expect to absorb it all while reading the book on the plane going over.
I am going back to Istanbul and Turkey for the fourth time. I am buying a copy of this after seeing the library copy.
Istanbul is fun! and this will help with a few details, like the ferry's up the Bospherus. Ignore the review saying Istanbul is not a cool place to go.
A very handy guide,useful and very reliable. divided in city sections having all the useful information for the district etc.