Lonely Planet: Istanbul

Lonely Planet: Istanbul

by Virginia Maxwell

Paperback(REV)

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ISBN-13: 9781740599160
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Series: Lonely Planet City Guides Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 7.82(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.58(d)

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Lonely Planet Istanbul 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
InfinitePossibilities2009 More than 1 year ago
The Istanbul City Guide was perfect for our week vacation in Istanbul May 27- June 2, 2009. This was our yearly "Girls Week Vacation" and I was initially very luke-warm on the idea of going to Istanbul. However, after purchasing The Istanbul City Guide, I felt more comfortable and even exicted about going to Istanbul. The chapters that were MOST BENEFICIAL: A Carpet Buyer's Primer (pg 136-137), The Topaki Palace (pg 62-70 including the map). I wish I would have read MORE of the various chapters before I got to Istanbul versus reading on the fly. Also, the ease of the writing was very helpful. During a ferry cruise along the Bosphorus I noticed there were MANY tourists that also had the Istanbul City Guide in their language! I personally did not enjoy Istanbul as much as I thought I would for a variety of reasons. But, the book is excellent! It gives really good detail and background on many of the cultural sites that puts things in perspective once you arrive. If you are looking for a book to give you an overview of the actual city (restaurants, shopping, and siteseeing recommendations), this is the book for you. I will continue to purchase Lonley Planet City guides. Happy Travels!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a backpacker with an interest in actually getting to know the culture, learning about important sights, and respecting the people who live there, then Lonely Planet guides are highly recommended. I lived in Ankara, Turkey for three years and used the LP book everywhere I went. They have also proved invaluable in Egypt, Ireland, Morocco, Spain, the Caribbean, and even in the United States!
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