Istanbul - Understand Istanbul and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)
All the info you need on everything from history – from Byzantium to Constantinople, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for women travellers, gay and lesbian travellers and travellers with disabilities. And get the most out of your conversations with a handy language guide and glossary.
- a rundown on Istanbul today where levels of cultural and infrastructure investment are nearly as high as the population figures, and that’s really saying something
- info on Istanbul’s long, complex and eventful history as İstanbul née Constantinople née Byzantium
- full coverage of Ottoman mosques, Byzantine fortresses and cutting edge contemporary art galleries jostle for attention in the streets of this architecturally splendid city
- details on Istanbul’s literary heritage and cinema0<1/li>
Coverage includes: İstanbul Today, History, Architecture: Byzantine Architecture, Ottoman Architecture and Ottoman Revivalism & Modernism, İstanbul on Page & Screen: İstanbul in Print and Cinema, Transport and Directory A–Z.
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- Information-rich to ensure you get the most from your time away
- Organised by neighbourhood with detailed listings on everything
- from top sights and activities to shopping, nightlife and accommodation
- Includes an A-Z Survival Guide and extensive pre-planning sections
- Full colour, pull-out detailed city map plus colour maps throughout