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My friend, former-coauthor and TTP
Yale has written the
definitive book for those intending
to buy a house and live in
It answers all the questions: buying,
restoring, finding and directing
workers, buying furnishings, gaining
legal residency, opening a bank account,
Who isn't interested in seeing the
real Istanbul, from the
Bazaar to the Spice
This guide doesn't just take you
through the markets, but into them,
and introduces you to individual
artisans and their wares. More...
architect has left us a treasury of wonderful
works. This book is the key that opens
Tricia Emptage's comprehensive, enlightening and humorous guide to ancient
ruins and modern village life along Turkey's
Lycian Mediterranean coast. More...
coast from Fethiye to Antalya includes spectacular
nearly a hundred ancient
This authoritative, comprehensive,
high-quality 300-page guide shows you
them all. More...
Ah, what can I say? I wrote
edition (1985) and the six editions
that followed. It's now in other authorial
hands, but is still the best-overall
practical on-the-road guide for budget
travelers, with some suggestions for
more upscale travel. More...
I wrote the original
edition of this one, too, though
other authors now update it. It's a
good, comprehensive guide to the city
with lots of maps, photos, and a wider
range of hotels and restaurants than
Planet Turkey. More...
Rough Guide Turkey
A worthy competitor to Lonely
Planet Turkey, its committee of authors
covers the country in depth and with
attitude (sometimes a bit too much
Rough Guide Istanbul
A fine guide to the city,
though it follows the current guidebook
fashion of going too far off the tourist
track, recommending places and activities
that might be enjoyed by someone who
has moved to the city for a few months,
but might be a bit too obscure and
time-consuming for someone who has
but a few days here.
I wrote the first seven editions
of this guide, but the current book
is a completely rewritten effort.
Extensive descriptions of hotels and
restaurants make it easy to pick those
special places to stay and to dine
that make your trip memorable.
Dorling Kindersley Istanbul
Beautifully designed and lavishly
illustrated, this fine cultural, historic
and artistic guide is a great way to
learn about the city. The practical
information tends to be less up-to-date
and useful than that in Lonely
Planet Istanbul or Rough Guide
the cultural stuff is much better.
Not a guidebook, rather my humorous travel
memoir good for cultural and societal background. Excerpts,
autographed copies & more...
Kate Clow's guide to the scenic
footpath she pioneered is a must-see
for anyone hiking it. More... ( ISBN 0-9539218-0-8)
Kate Clow's second great cross-country
hiking trail has its own guidebook,
which you'll want to carry with you. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan