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Good for basic info,
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This review is from: Lonely Planet Istanbul (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
A decent guide for basic information, but don't expect too much. The book advises you to devote multiple days to single landmarks which for most travellers is unrealistic... and honestly speaking it would be impossible to spend a whole day at most of them without running out of things to do!
Recommendations are okay in some cases, but the best food and bars we found were by accident. The maps lack detail, making them almost defunct.
All in all, the guide is okay for getting a general feel of the neighbourhoods and figuring out what's where... but beyond that it's barely mediocre.