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Travelers' Tales Turkey: True Stories (Travelers' Tales Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

From cosmopolitan Istanbul to villages where people have never heard of America or England, the writers here describe a vibrant land. Markets burst with the colors of carpets, the aroma of spices, and the sound of merchants eager to make a sale (and serve apple tea). Minarets and the call to prayer pierce the blue sky while Sufi dervishes whirl in the shadows. The seas glisten, lapping against coasts dotted with the ruins of antiquity. Tradition blends with contemporary change, as Turkey struggles to find its place in the new millennium. Travelers Tales Turkey unveils this dramatic land through stories that range from whimsical to profound. Drink raki and smoke a water pipe with Stephen Kinzer. Explore the cave churches and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia with Mary Lee Settle. Search for evidence of Noahs Ark at Mount Ararat with Bruce Feiler. Wrestle with the legend of the Goddess Artemis with Tim Ward. Discover the exquisite pleasure of the perfect Turkish dish on the roadside with Pier Roberts and be applauded by a busload of locals for your good judgment.

Synopsis:

Rich in history, and overflowing with hospitality, Turkey appeals to the full spectrum of travelers, from low-budget to adventurous. "Travelers' Tales Turkey" focuses readers' attention on a country which is culturally Islamic but also an avowedly secular state.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781885211828
Subtitle:
True Stories
Editor:
Villers, James
Editor:
Villers, James
Editor:
Villers, Jr., James
Author:
Villers, Jr., James
Author:
James Villers
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Middle East - Turkey
Subject:
Turkey
Subject:
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Series Volume:
107-400
Publication Date:
20020917
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations, Maps
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 17 lb

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