A world away from Istanbul, the rugged region of eastern Turkey is now opening up to travellers after years of instability. Here visitors can see churches and entire cities hewn from rock, fairytale castles on looming crags and fantasy palaces built by power-crazed Anatolian chieftains. Turkey expert Diana Darke provides all the essential practical advice on trekking and mountaineering, wildlife and bird watching, while humorous proverbs scattered throughout shed light on local customs such as aShould my beard catch fire, others will use it to light their pipesa. Bradtas Eastern Turkey is the only guidebook dedicated to this fascinating land and includes meticulously researched practical information and evocative, first-hand accounts on everything from the Black Sea coastal resorts to thermal pools to the ascent of Mount Ararat. Turkey is enjoying a surge in popularity and Diana Darke gives this undiscovered region the attention it deserves.The only in-depth guide to Eastern Turkey, covering everything from Ankara, Konya and Cappadocia eastwards.
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