National Geographic Traveler Istanbul & Western Turkey
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 TurkeyUser 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 - Overstock.com
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