Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Lonely Planet Turkey Paperback – April 1, 2011
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The Lonely Planet guide was our travel bible. Whenever we met another trekker (as opposed to a tourist) we found that (regardless of nationality) a worn copy of Lonely Planet protruded from his knapsack.
Lonely Planet is not for upscale tourists; they should use a Frommers (which is useless for us). One drawback is Lonely Planet's popularity. We repeatedly found that any hotel well-recommended would raise its rates 25% to 50%. We would go to a "lesser" selection.
Are there shortcomings? That is a moot question, since there is none better.
Yes, the Kindle is light and compact for travel. It's fine if you want only to read a book straight through from beginning to end. But for a guidebook or any book that you want to browse, safeguard your mental health and buy it on paper!
topics was so condensed that comprehension was compacted.
This new version is much, much better. In fact, I had to look twice, since I had also ordered
the Eyewitness series on Turkey. This time the descriptions are a pleasure to read and comprehend.
I find the list of "sleeping" areas is too limited, so use the eyewitness Turkey book to compare
hotels. Still love the historical notes and book recommendations. Read 3 of the 5 books listed
last time to prep for my trip.
Love the improvement.
More importantly, the kindle lonely planet reading experience is terrible. Maps are shown in single-page tiles, so you'll often find yourself scrolling through 9 pages of map tiles for each place. The index isn't much help either, as it doesn't show any more detail than the region you're looking for. Want to find the section on Olympos? You'd better know which region it belongs to. Doing this by hand with a printed lonely planet is much easier and enjoyable.
Do not buy this kindle ebook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was incredibly helpful when I was planning my trip to Turkey. I visited many of the highly recommended sites, and decided to use my guide book to learn more about the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by erinchilada
Item condition was as discribed. I am very pleased with my purchase.Published 18 months ago by Pen Name
I usually despise lonely planet, as I think they're poorly researched and not kept up to date enough. However, this one was very helpful! I am so glad that I bought it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nibs
I went to Turkey this past April and found this guide invaluable. I also have EyeWitness Travel Turkey but found Lonely Planet format
more appealing. Read more