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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Time Out; 5 edition (5 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846702631
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846702631
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brought up in Britain and the Bahamas, Tristan set foot in over 50 countries before the age of 25. A decade in the travel writing industry took him further still, with extended forays to Albania, Syria, Argentina, Western China and Eastern Turkey. He is now based between Nice and Istanbul where he writes guidebooks for National Geographic, Time Out, Frommer's and DK among others. He is a proud member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.

Tristan's cultural appetite is voracious and he loves steeping in ancient and modern history, pre-, post- and during his travels. His feature writing appears in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Guardian and The Independent. Recent topics have taken him snorkelling over Roman Ruins, hiking over desert islands, and sniffing out the best vintages in Italy and France.

Tristan also lectures in travel journalism at several universities including Central Saint Martins and Kingston University in London, and Galatasaray University in Istanbul. He lists his hobbies as reading the newspaper, drinking wine, going for walks, long train rides, sailing, eating squid and cooking.

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"Offers a refreshing insider's view of the city." (The Daily Telegraph)

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The Time Out Istanbul city guide offers the definitive picture of Turkey's cultural capital

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Libby Fields on 1 Nov. 2012
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Having really rated the Time Out Marrakesh guide, I was expecting considerably better than I got with the Istanbul guide.
The essentials were all there, places to visit, cost, opening hours, etc. But the hotels and restaurants reviewed seemed to consist of mainly the upmarket establishments, particularly with regard to hotels. There were only a handful of hotel reviews included and these were all for tourists with considerably more money than the 'average' visitor on a reasonable budget. Very little was made of the huge selection of good quality restaurants that offer delicious freshly made food, where a main course dinner with drinks can cost as little as £10-£15 per head.
I met a couple who had purchased the DK tourist guide, which I'm told was much more informative, but must confess I haven't compared the two guides.

Needless to say, in future I will not be so closed minded as to the guides I buy when travelling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By masa on 10 Nov. 2012
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I went to Istanbul for six days with this guide book (and Wallpaper City Guide Istanbul).

There are three things with which I was not satisfied about this book. First, the guide doesn't really cover trendy districts such as Nışantaşı, Beşıktaş, and Ortaköy. The description of these areas is limited, and they are out of the extent of the street maps attached at the end. Second, the street maps lack in detail for areas with many alleyways. The map for the south of Hagia Sophia isn't very accurate. I needed to use the downloaded map on my iPhone to reach the hotel I booked. Finally, the public transportation route map on the final page is outdated. The tramway, for example, is now extended further to the west. There's now a metro line running on the Asian side.

Otherwise, I was quite happy with this guidebook. The restaurant section is good at picking decent places in areas with many alternatives. It helped me discover an interesting neighborhood in Kadikoy. The Vocabulary section was helpful for me to understand the pronunciation of Turkish alphabets. Although the content is limited, the section on Bosphorus villages instructed me of which bus lines I should take to visit Beşıktaş and Ortaköy (they are not reachable by metro or tram). The map of the Grand Bazaar was useful, too. The history of Istanbul at the beginning was a good reading material when I was queuing for Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque (there is almost always a queue for both places). Also the section "Istanbul in 48 Hours" also at the beginning was useful to plan my itinerary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aurel on 18 Feb. 2013
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We had a bad experience with this travel guide. As soon as we arrive in Istanbul: we spoted the location of our hotel relatively to the route of the tram on the map, which could serve us as an indication not to get lost. Finally, the route on the map was totally wrong and we got lost (inecessarily climbing a hill with all our lugage).
Second, the information on the place of interest (which is scarce) is repetitive: you find exactly the same descriptions in different sections, occupying more space than necessary.
This was our first time with "Time out" guides and we will go back to Lonely Planet for our next travel.
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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
Great guide to Istanbul 19 Jan. 2013
By TCN - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a big fan of Time Out travel guides and this one lived up to my expectations. I like the context section at the beginning which gives you a bit of background on Istanbul. It's not exhaustive by any means, but it's a good intro to the city of you don't know anything about it. There are several maps of the city that cover different sections and include useful stuff like the names of neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants, points of interest and public transportation lines.

What I like about this guide is that it includes stuff that is not in the usual tourist guides. I like to go off the beaten path and really explore interesting neighborhoods that don't have major tourist attractions. You can find sites and restaurants that mostly locals go to in the guide.
... trips to several cities and always find them very useful. The maps are good and the information about ... 18 May 2015
By John J. Graham - Published on Amazon.com
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I have used the Time Out guides for trips to several cities and always find them very useful. The maps are good and the information about different parts of town and the transportation systems is very reliable. I expect to continue to buy them. I will note, however, that they just focus on a particular city, with a small amount of information about day trips you can easily make. If you want to visit a large country they will not cover it all for you. They are specialists, excellent for the areas they try to cover.
... focusing on Sultanahmet and found it full of very good information on major and minor sights 29 Sept. 2014
By Linda in Del - Published on Amazon.com
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We used this to plan a one-day cruise port stop focusing on Sultanahmet and found it full of very good information on major and minor sights. I took off one star because the information on restaurants is minimal--it starts by saying all restaurants in Sultanahmet are tourist traps and offers very few suggestions, leaving us to fend for ourselves.
As always, Time Out is on top of the scene 22 May 2013
By Vulcan Isadora - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent for current restaurants, music, other entertainments. Accessible. One to take along, use as you go. Timely, hip-slick-cool view of the city.
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