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Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Istanbul.  Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. Istanbul's population is estimated to be between 12 and 19 million people, making it also one of the largest in Europe and the world. Istanbul was one of three European Capitals of Culture in 2010.

Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information.

Contents:

  Welcome To Istanbul
  Key Districts
  Overview
    History
    Orientation
    Climate
  Arrivals
    By plane
      Atatürk Airport
      Sabiha Gökçen Airport
    By train
    By bus
    By boat
    By car
  Local Transportation
    Public transport
    Istanbulkart
      By bus
      By metro
      By tram
    Information for disabled travelers
    By boat
    By train
    By taxi
    By shared taxi
  Sightseeing Highlights
    Tulips
  Fun Activities
    Hamams
    Nargile (Hooka/Water Pipe)
    Walking tours
      Theodosian Walls Walk
    The Classic Bosphorus Cruise
    Football
  Studying
    Ottoman Turkish
  Working
  Shopping Highlights
  Dining Guide
    Snacks
  Bars, Clubs & Drinking
  Accommodation Guide
  Communications
    Telephone codes
    SIM Cards
    Internet
  Safety & Security
    Scams
      Blue Mosque scam "guides"
      Taksim bar/club scams
      Lira/Euro Scams
      Shoebrush
      Taxi drivers
    Overpricing
    Stalking
    Tourism Police
  Healthy Living
  Local Help
    Consulates
  Local & Day Trips
    Possible hitchhiking spots

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