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Lonely Planet Publications, Sep 15, 2010 - Travel
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Lonely Planet Istanbul
Gaze in awe at the soaring dome of Aya Sofya
Submit to the mitten in a historic "hammam"
Sip a cocktail and watch the sunset from a rooftop bar
Eat like a Turk in a traditional "mayhane"
In This Guide:
One expert author, 500 hours of research, over 350 places recommended
Special color section on the city's architecture and full coverage of Bosphorus ferry trips
Locals give the inside story on the city's culture, fashion and contemporary art

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If you plan on being in Istanbul for only a couple of days and want to see only the best and not fall into tourist traps then use this book. It has great insight on the most popular Istanbul sights ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

After working for many years as a publishing manager at Lonely Planet's Melbourne headquarters, Virginia decided that she'd be happier writing guidebooks than commissioning them. Since making this decision she's authored Lonely Planet guides to Turkey, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. Virginia knows Istanbul well, and loves it with a passion. As well as writing the previous two editions of this city guide, she is also the author of Lonely Planet's Istanbul Encounter pocket guide and the Istanbul chapter of Lonely Planet's Turkey guide. She also writes about the city for a host of international newspapers and magazines. Virginia usually travels with her partner Peter and young son Max, who love the city as much as she does.

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