Turkey--bright Sun, Strong Tea: On the Road with a Travel Writer

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Travel Info Exchange, Jan 1, 2005 - Travel - 304 pages
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Tom Brosnahanís humorous travel memoir recounts his service as a Peace Corps teacher in Turkey (1967-1969) leading to a career as a travel writer and author of dozens of travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Frommerís and Berlitz. Along the way he starred in a movie, sipped champagne in the sultanís gilded palace, was almost eaten by wolves on the iranian border, and fell in love with a lot of girls named Janeóthe last of which was the girl of his dreams.

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Review: Turkey--Bright Sun, Strong Tea: On the Road with a Travel Writer

User Review  - PJ - Goodreads

Brosnahan's book was a great introduction to Turkey for travelers. Throughout his tales the reader gleans bits of history, culture and attitude which enhanced my own trip. A major quibble I have is ... Read full review

Review: Turkey--Bright Sun, Strong Tea: On the Road with a Travel Writer

User Review  - Tamara Bliss - Goodreads

Enjoyed the chronicles of this authors life experiences in Turkey. Once into this book, I could not put it down. I found his descriptions and easy, flowing writing style a pleasure to read. It was ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

†Tom Brosnahan went to Turkey in 1967 as a US Peace Corps Volunteer, taught English for a year, then had an idea: why not write a guidebook? Turkey was beautiful, friendly, inexpensive and undiscovered. ďTurkey on $5 a DayĒ (Frommerís, 1971) soon became the most popular guide to the country. Later, his Lonely Planet ďTurkeyĒ (1985) became its all-time best-seller, and his guidebooks to a dozen countries sold over 4 million copies in 10 languages. His TurkeyTravelPlanner.com website now hosts nearly 4 million visitors a year from 230+ countries.

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