National Geographic Traveler Istanbul & Western Turkey

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National Geographic Books, 2011 - Travel - 271 pages
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East meets West in Istanbul, the city split into Asian and European sides by the Bosporus River.
Special features of the book include sidebars detailing experiences throughout Turkey, allowing you to familiarise yourself with the culture and people, inside and out. Take a Turkish cooking class, for example; visit the spa town of Yalova or the impressive Haydarpasa train station; take a boat tour of the Bosporus; or learn the etiquette involved in visiting mosques. Insider tips, in addition, provided by an array of National Geographic experts--photographers, writers, and grantees who have spent significant time in Turkey—direct you to favourite restaurants, festivals, and other information that only locals know.
Guided walks and drives are always a popular feature in our guides. National Geographic Traveler: Istanbul & Western Turkey includes a stroll down Istiklal Caddesi in Istanbul's historic Beyoglu district, walks around the Princes' Islands, and trekking the Lycian Way from Fethiye to Antalya.
To top it off, an extensive Travelwise section at the back of the guide provides hotels and restaurants hand-picked by the authors--and food enthusiasts--Kathryn Tomasetti and Tristan Rutherford. This section also includes Tour recommendations and a glossary that covers must-know words.

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Review: National Geographic Traveler: Istanbul and Western Turkey

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

As with most of the National Geographic series, a great preview to help determine what you really want to see. Read full review

National geographic doesn't include great maps?

User Review  - lizmac212 -

There are better places jot get the information you'll need for a trip better than they are to Istanbul. I assume National Geographic books are. Oh well ... Read full review


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The Old City
European Istanbul
Asian Istanbul
Istanbul Excursions
Ephesus Roman Turkey
The Turquoise Coast

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About the author (2011)

Tristan Rutherford has been a freelance travel writer since 2002, writing for The Independent and the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, among others. He also lectures in travel journalism at Central Saint Martins and Kingston University in London.

US-born, Italian-raised Kathryn Tomasetti writes travel stories and guidebooks for the likes of The Guardian and Rough Guides. Together, they have worked on some 25 guidebooks across the Mediterranean. Both are members of the British Guild of Travel Writers.

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