Berlitz Turkey: Handbook

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Berlitz Handbook Turkey is the ultimate practical, inspirational guide to this fascinating destination, with 304 pages combining authoritative narrative detail and stunning color photography. What sets the guide apart is the illuminating Unique Experiences section, packed full of practical advice on how to make the most of all the opportunities unique to Turkey – from setting sail on a Blue Cruise to haggling in a bazaar, or relaxing in a traditional hamam.
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Overview

Berlitz Handbook Turkey is the ultimate practical, inspirational guide to this fascinating destination, with 304 pages combining authoritative narrative detail and stunning color photography. What sets the guide apart is the illuminating Unique Experiences section, packed full of practical advice on how to make the most of all the opportunities unique to Turkey – from setting sail on a Blue Cruise to haggling in a bazaar, or relaxing in a traditional hamam.
The guide starts with a rundown of Turkey’s Top 25 Attractions, ranging from the iconic Hagia Sofia to the evocative ruins of Troy. In the Trip Planner you’ll find itineraries outlining how best to maximise your time in Anatolia, whether you’re embarking on a fortnight exploring the country’s archaeological treasures or three weeks following the campaign trail of Alexander the Great.
The Places Section tackles each of Turkey’s regions in turn – starting with the world-class city of Istanbul and taking in the golden Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, as well as the unworldly landscape of Cappadocia. Each chapter is color-coded for easy reference, and features everything you’ll need to know about the sights and attractions in the area as well as maps to help you get around and carefully chosen listings of the best places to sleep, eat, drink, and get active. The Places section is interspersed with fully mapped tours, suggesting walks including up the Golden Horn in Istanbul to the pilgrimage site of Eyup and around the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, and Cultural Spreads that give a striking insight into an element of Turkey’s culture, from oil wrestling in Thrace to living in troglodyte cave dwellings in Cappadocia.
Further practical advice is provided in a chapter dedicated to accommodations, transportation, health and safety, money and budgeting, responsible travel, and family holidays. The Setting the Scene chapter is devoted to Turkey’s historical and cultural background, plus information on the country’s cuisine.
Finally, a handy 8-page Phrasebook section provides a wealth of language expertise for which the Berlitz brand is famous.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812689085
  • Publisher: APA Publications Services
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Berlitz Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 982,803
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

As a journalist, consultant editor and travel writer with a home in Antalya, Suzanne Swan has been writing articles and guidebooks about Turkey for many years, including on her specialist interests of Turkish cheeses and hot springs and spas.
Emma Levine fell in love with Turkey on her first visit and subsequently lived in Istanbul. Now a writer and photographer, Emma has written and updated several guides to Istanbul, in addition to writing and presenting a documentary for National Geographic Channel about traditional sports in Asia. She has written numerous features about Turkey’s culture in magazines and for websites, and still follows the fortunes of her one-time local soccer team, Besiktas.

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Table of Contents

Top 25 Attractions
Country Fact File
Trip Planner
           

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Coastal Activities
Trails and Treks
Bazaars and Shopping          
Hamams and Spas          
Culinary Experiences          

PLACES          
Getting Your Bearings       

   
Istanbul 
         
Istanbul – Old City           
 Dolmabahçe to Ortaköy          
Istanbul – New City          
The Bosphorus           
 Eyüp          
Listings           
           

Thrace and Marmara          
Thrace           
Marmara           
Oil Wrestling          
Listings   

        
Aegean Region          
North Aegean           
Izmir to Sardis          
Boat Building          
Southern Aegean           
Bodrum and Marmaris          
 Ephesus           
Listings           
           

Mediterranean Region          
Lycia          
Pamphylia          
Village Weddings          
Cilicia           
The Hatay           
Listings           

Ankara and Central Anatolia          
Ankara          
Northwest Anatolia          
Flora          
Southwest Anatolia          
East of Ankara          
Listings           
           

Cappadocia          
The Ihlara Valley          
Around Nevsehir          
Cave Life          
Around Kayseri          
Listings           
           

Black Sea Region          
Coastal Lowlands          
Safranbolu           
The Inland Route – High Road          
Listings           
           

Eastern Anatolia          
The Near East          
The Far East          
The Sahmeran Legend          
Listings           
           

PRACTICAL ADVICE          
Accommodations           
Transportation           
Health and Safety          
Money and Budgeting          
Responsible Travel          
Family Holidays           
           

SETTING THE SCENE          
History          
Culture          
Food and Drink   

       
PHRASEBOOK          
Pronunciation          
Phrases          
Menu Reader     

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