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Probably not the best
on 5 July 2010
Got back from Turkey after a 2 week road trip holiday in east, central and the east mediteranean coast. I chose this book purely because it's the most up to date one available in the market and kind of covers where we are going. Most of the reviews in the book are relatively ok and lots of things have changed since they did last research. Most hotels are still there and cost has risen up. Overall, the book is written very sparsely but it's difficult as you may end up a 3 volume guide to Turkey. The maps were ok but not brilliant. It certainly caters mostly for travellers who are less mobile than us in the car. So there were hardly any information on travelling in East Mediteranean (like Mersin, Anamur etc) in the car and similarly in the middle like Afyon. Pretty useless - comments like it's better if you have a car so you can see more (But then the more bit just kind of trails off). Nevertheless, as far as standards of LP it achieves its basic level of expectation; a map, a brief description, places to stay and eat. But if you want more than the basic, I suggest look up for more specialist stuff than at this book. For a bog standard LP guidebook, this rates 3/5. Would I suggest you buy it? If you need the one book for your trip and not worry having to lug other books, I would. But if you have extra spaces for other books, then I suggest get something else.