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Nice introduction to Istanbul,
This review is from: Lonely Planet Istanbul (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
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Having lived I Istanbul for several years I was interested to read this book and see what advice it could give to the casual traveller. For the price I really do think this book represents excellent value for money.
First of all its colour and contains numerous pictures of Mosques, Churches, the river and many of the most important sights of the city. Secondly, there are many new sights it mentions I was not aware of that have only recently been built such as the modern designed Mosque. The book quite rightly points out the ever increasing price rise in Istanbul, granted not as much as many other big cities around the world but as the author rightly points out, gone are the days of a budget backpack style holiday here.
There is a great food and drink, transport guide and a fantastic pull out map. At the back there is an excellent dictionary of words and phrases. All in all a great book, recommended.