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3.0 out of 5 stars a walker's book, 24 Aug 2008
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This review is from: Turkish Coast: Kas to Dalyan (Sunflower Guides Turkish Coast: Kas to Dalyan) (Paperback)
This isn't an alternative to a lonely planet style guide book, it's aimed at the hiking / walking community instead which I now understand is what the Sunflower Guides do. (I didn't realise this when ordering it). There are only 8 pages on Kas itself (accommodation, restaurants, bars etc) which I found disappointing as I assumed it would have more detailed info than for example, a guide book on the whole of Turkey. I did find the tone of the book a little patronising at times too.

There is good page and a half on Kastellorizo with a couple of walks and a few recommendations which was a welcome surprise.

Highlight of the book (in the helpful section on haggling when buying Turkish carpets)

"If you know next to nothing about carpets, by all means buy a cheap one as a souvenir (when you consign it to the loft the moths will be happy) - or go to a specialist back home.... If you must buy a carpet in Turkey...check the thickness of the knots... Be sure to ask if the carpet can fly and, if not, immediately ask for a 50% discount..."

The back cover has a useful fold out road map of the region.

If you're planning on doing lots of walking in the region it's probably perfect for you, but if you're looking for a guide book with a bit more info then this probably isn't for you.
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Initial post: 8 Sep 2008 12:56:32 BDT
Boof says:
Muppet, I've been reading your reviews with interest as you appear to enjoy some of the same books as me (Life of Pi is one of my favourties too). I am reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist for a book club too and really enjoying it so far. And I have just come back from Kas 2 months ago - how weird.
Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading some Wilkie Collins after reading your reviews :o)
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