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Guide offers tourists Istanbul experience through back streets
1.       Trudy
7887 posts
 24 May 2010 Mon 09:51 am

Istanbul is a timeless city. The enchanting convergence of thousands of years of history and culture with a thriving modern economy attracts millions of tourists every year. And few of these tourists hop on a plane without first being equipped with a guidebook.


These books detail all the best dining, entertainment, and “must-see” attractions. But what many soon discover is that while their books dutifully lead them to all the major sightseeing points and expensive restaurants, most are lacking something when it comes to the more authentic, off-the-beaten-path places to see and things to do. 


Seeking to achieve a more personal touch in an Istanbul guidebook, American Ann Marie Mershon and Turkish Edda Renker Weissenbacher, have stepped up to fill the void.


Their recently published travel book, “Istanbul’s Bazaar Quarter: Backstreet Walking Tours,” was written for tourists interested in getting a taste of the “real Istanbul.” For travelers seeking to experience the back streets of Istanbul as locals do, this rich and colorfully illustrated book provides the perfect combination of local insight and exploration.  





For those wanting more than just the guided highlights, this book might be an option.

2.       Unmei-de-Lange
48 posts
 24 May 2010 Mon 09:01 pm

I read this on Turkeytravelplanner.com also. Good way to promote something.

Istanbul´s Bazaar Quarter: Backstreet Walking Tours 

3.       soulturtle
33 posts
 05 Jun 2010 Sat 07:49 am

Lol when I first read the title for this post I thought that you meant that a human guide was leading people through Turkey´s back streets. I was going to caution that there are a lot of scams that happen this way (one of my American friends went to Taksim, was led around by an ostensibly friendly Turk, and then promptly charged $2000 for his "tour"). But I guess that since you´re talking about paper guides, there´s little risk of such fraud... 



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