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Lonely Planet Turkey is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Bath in a hammam; explore chaotic and colourful bazaars; or hot air balloon over Cappadocia's honeycomb landscape; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Turkey and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Turkey:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - culture/etiquette, language, religion, cuisine, sports, history, architecture, art, craft, literature, music, cinema, dance, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues
  • Free, convenient pull-out Turkey map (included in print version), plus over 110 colour maps
  • Covers Istanbul, Thrace, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula, Troy, Izmir, North Aegean, Ephesus, Bodrum, South Aegean, Ankara, Cappadocia, Black Sea Coast, Antalya, Eastern Mediterranean, Northeastern Anatolia and more

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  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Turkey, our most comprehensive guide to Turkey, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

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Lonely Planet
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Feb 1, 2017
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1512
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9781786573995
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English
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Travel / Asia / General
Travel / Middle East / General
Travel / Middle East / Turkey
Travel / Reference
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Istanbul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop in the colourful and chaotic bazaars, visit the majestic Aya Sofya basilica; or take a ferry to the Black Sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Istanbul and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Istanbul:

Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - music, tourism, politics, culture, history, architecture, literature, cinema, language, cuisine, culture/etiquette Free, convenient pull-out Istanbul map (included in print version), plus over 35 colour maps Covers Sultanahmet, Bazaar District, Western Districts, Beyoglu, Besiktas, Ortakoy, Kurucesme, Kad?koy and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Istanbul, our most comprehensive guide to Istanbul, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for just the highlights of Istanbul? Check out Pocket Istanbul, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills–as doctors, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she soon found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus an idea was born.

With the help of corporate and international sponsors, the Kabul Beauty School welcomed its first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, Rodriguez stumbled through language barriers, overstepped cultural customs, and constantly juggled the challenges of a postwar nation even as she learned how to empower her students to become their families’ breadwinners by learning the fundamentals of coloring techniques, haircutting, and makeup.

Yet within the small haven of the beauty school, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts: the newlywed who faked her virginity on her wedding night, the twelve-year-old bride sold into marriage to pay her family’s debts, the Taliban member’s wife who pursued her training despite her husband’s constant beatings. Through these and other stories, Rodriguez found the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style.

With warmth and humor, Rodriguez details the lushness of a seemingly desolate region and reveals the magnificence behind the burqa. Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom.


From the Hardcover edition.
#1 best-selling guide to Morocco*

Lonely Planet Morocco is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the medina and tanneries in Fez, hop between kasbahs and oases in the Draa Valley, or catch a wave at Taghazout; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Morocco and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Morocco Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - festivals, trekking, medina life, music, environment, cuisine, arts and crafts, architecture, history, religion, etiquette Free, convenient pull-out Marrakesh map (included in print version), plus over 80 maps Covers Marrakesh, Casablanca, Draa Valley, Tangier, High Atlas, Rif Mountains, Western Sahara, Agadir, Fez, Moulay Idriss, Taroudannt, Sidi Ifni, Assilah, Volubilis, Chefchaouen and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Morocco, our most comprehensive guide to Morocco, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for a guide focused on Marrakesh? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

*Best-selling guide to Morocco. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Perfect for self-studiers or students, this Farsi language education book takes a user-friendly and clear approach.

Farsi is the language of Persia (present-day Iran)—the mellifluous mother tongue of famed 13th-century poet Rumi, whose works are still among the best-selling poems in America today. Farsi for Beginners is a complete language course by experienced teacher Dr. Saeid Atoofi which can help you to speak the language and understand this beautiful work of art in its original, as well as open doors to Persian culture.

Whether for pleasure, travel or business, language learners will find these lessons clear and easy to follow. By the end of this course, you'll be able to understand short sentences, express your basic needs, and read and write the 32-letter Farsi alphabet.

Farsi for Beginners contains the following essential features: Downloadable native-speaker audio recordings help you to pronounce Farsi accurately. Dialogues and stories about a family traveling to contemporary Iran. Idioms, sayings and poems introducing you to the cultures in which Farsi is used. Extensive exercises with answer keys to guide your learning process. Photos and insider cultural tips teach you about Persian culture.Nearly one million Iranian-Americans live in the U.S. today, and a part of Los Angeles is referred to as "Tehrangeles". Farsi is also considered a "critically needed" language by the U.S. government. Learning Persian with Farsi for Beginners and its accompanying audio disc, can open opportunities for travel, for work, or simply to meet new people and understand their lives in a totally new way.
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Lonely Planet celebrates a decade of Best in Travel, our annual compilation featuring must-sees and -dos for the year to come, with our FREE eBook sampler '10 Years of the Best in Travel: A collection of top trends, destinations, journeys & experiences'. This eBook features some of our favourite travel lists of the past 10 years, comprising a range of experiences, from nature to urban, armchair to adrenaline-fueled, and expected to under-the-radar.

Inside 10 Years of the Best in Travel: A collection of top trends, destinations, journeys & experiences

Discover travel destinations that will cater to your interests

Expert suggestions can lead you to the ideal destination to suit your fancy

Get inspired to go out and make these experiences your own!

Always looking to experience the musical beat of a culture during your travels? Enjoy following your taste buds to unique, authentic culinary experiences? Find every excuse to escape to watery expanses? Seek creative ways to get your adrenaline pumping wherever you go? Looking for ways to inspire a sense of wonderment in your family?

The 100 experiences introduced in this free sampler will whet your travel appetite and motivate you to begin planning your next perfect trip. Begin your journey now!

Coverage Includes

Havana, Ibiza, New Orleans, Nashville, Berlin, Vienna, London, Austin, Senegal, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Morocco, Mumbai, Istanbul, Malaysia, Naples, Shanghai, Barcelona, Florida & the Keys, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Russia, Mali, Laos, Arizona, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Scotland, Botswana, Belgium, Ghana, Belize, Venezuela, Pennsylvania, Grenada, Paris, South Africa, Thailand, Fiji, Maldives, Micronesia, Israel, Malawi, Mexico, Finland, Oklahoma, Japan, Nigeria, Kenya, Appalachia, Indonesia, Bahamas, Chile, Utah, Palau, Tonga, Sao Tome & Principe, Trinidad & Tobago, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Cape Verde, Seychelles, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Namibia, Wyoming, Orlando, Cayman Islands, Peru, Norway

There's More in Store for You

Looking for a little more inspiration? Don't miss Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015 for the hottest travel trends, top destinations to visit, and best experiences to be had in 2015, as well as a host of travel lists to inspire you to start making your next trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Winner of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards Favorite Travel Guide in 2012, 2013, and 2014

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Every day is a good day to make a resolution. Let Lonely Planet help you celebrate travel and create your ultimate travel wish list. Our FREE ebook 'Travel Resolutions: 52 New Ways to Experience Planet Earth' features some of the most inspiring travel experiences from the travel experts at Lonely Planet. Paraglide in South Africa; rock climb in China; sleep in a tree-house on Canada's Vancouver Island; take a cooking course in Jordan or a flower-arranging course in Kyoto; go clubbing in Berlin; and much more. The 52 experiences introduced in this planning ebook will whet your travel appetite and help you to decide which promises to make - and inspire you to keep them all. Begin your journey now!

Inside Travel Resolutions: 52 New Ways to Experience Planet Earth:

Get inspired - highlights, expert suggestions, and gorgeous photos help you choose your ideal trip Insider insights - hidden gems that most guidebooks miss will lead you to a richer and more rewarding travel experience Discover more - actively engage with the world via a wide variety of suggested activities, including swimming around the Greek Islands, practicing yoga in India, learning Spanish in Argentina, rafting or kayaking in New Zealand, detoxing in Brazil, studying Tibetan culture in China, witnessing the Northern Lights in Alaska, scuba diving in Belize, falling in love all over again in Venice, and hunting Dracula in Transylvania

Also includes highlights from Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2014 - The Best Trends, Destinations, Journeys & Experiences for 2014

The Perfect Guide for Your Perfect Trip:

Lonely Planet's Country, Multicountry, Regional, and City guides are our most comprehensive products, and are perfect for those planning to explore both the top sights and the road less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of your chosen destination? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover guides, our photo-rich guides to the destination's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on the main highlights of one city? Lonely Planet's Pocket guides are handy-sized guides that focus on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher, with guidebooks to every destination on the planet as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of the place. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' -New York Times

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Lonely Planet Accessible Melbourne is your free passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see, with tips and recommendations for travellers with special needs. Discover Melbourne's best wheelchair-friendly restaurants and shops, get active with accessible sports, enjoy spectacular scenery, food and wine along the Great Ocean Road. No matter what your ability, get to the heart of Melbourne and begin your journey now!

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Accessible Melbourne, our special-interest guide to Melbourne for disabled travellers, is perfect for exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage for travellers without special needs? Check out Lonely Planet's Melbourne & Victoria guide and Australia guide for a comprehensive look at all the country and region have to offer, or Discover Australia, a photo-rich guide focused on the country's most popular sights.

Inside Lonely Planet's Accessible Melbourne Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights to help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips and user reviews to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all abilities - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems, with user reviews and hints for travellers with mobility, hearing and vision impairments Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, television, music, theatre, dance, architecture, sport, fashion, cuisine, coffee culture, wine, politics, landscapes, wildlife Covers Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Phillip Island and more

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Trent Holden, Kate Morgan and Luke Savage.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Europe with Lonely Planet's European Best Trips series. To kick-start your perfect European adventure, ourFREE SAMPLER 'Europe's Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips' features three of our all-time favourite excursions excerpted from our Best Trips guides to Italy, France, and Ireland. This sampler offers a taste of the iconic sights, awe-inspiring beauty, and hidden gems that await you along each region's highways. So get to Europe, rent a car, and hit the road!

Inside Europe's Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips (A Sampler):

Get inspired - highlights, expert recommendations, gorgeous photography Discover even more - detours, local secrets, walking routes, ways to link trips Get around easily - full-color maps of featured routes, detailed directions, practical tips Planning advice to help you design your ideal road trip

Covers:

Tuscan Wine Tour: Florence to Montepulciano: 4 days (From Italy's Best Trips) Quiet back roads, wooded hills, family-owned wine estates, captivating Renaissance hilltop towns Essential France: Paris to Gorges du Verdon: 2 weeks (From France's Best Trips) English Channel to the Mediterranean, chateau of Versailles, Mont St-Michel abbey, Mont Blanc, French Riviera Ring of Kerry: Killarney and back: 4 days (From Ireland's Best Trips) Starkly beautiful rugged coastline, pristine beaches, medieval ruins, loughs (lakes), serene detours to the Skellig Ring

There's More in Store for You:

Once you pick the region you want to explore, check out the related Best Trips guide for additional itineraries, detailed recommendations, and in-depth, expert planning advice. Each guide features around 30 of the region's best routes, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures. Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, Lonely Planet's European Best Trips guides will help you see more picturesque country sides and have a richer, more authentic experience by exploring Europe by car. Also, check out Lonely Planet's USA Best Trips guides to USA, California, New England, Southwest USA, New York & the Mid-Atlantic, Florida & the South, and The Pacific Northwest and our FREE SAMPLER 'USA's Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips' for more road trip inspiration.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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