Istanbul

Istanbul

Author: Verity Campbell
Publisher: Lonely Planet, 2007
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What will your istanbul encounter be
crossing your legs and admiring the tilework in the Topkapi Palace Circumcision Boom shots of raki (aniseed brandy) while carousing with wandering musicians on Nevizade Sokak warm stone, sort suds and the masseurs firm hands in the hamam zigzagging between continents on a Bosphorus cruise scents of saffron, caviar and Ottoman aphrodisiacs in the Spice Bazaar savouring smooth apple-scented tobacco in a nargileh (water pipe) – but not inhaling. Discover twice the city in half the time : full-colour pull-out map and detailed neighbourhood maps for easy navigation ; our discerning author recommends the very best neighbourhoods, sights, restaurants, shops and entertainment ; unique itineraries and highlights help you make the most of a short trip.