Expanded Coverage: Istanbul‘s hot hotel and restaurant scene gets ample attention, with best bets for different price categories and experiences. A new section covers the Asian side of the city, too. Illustrated Features: Magazine-style color features explore quintessential Turkey, including archaeological and historical sites such as Topkapi, Ephesus, and the churches of Cappadocia. Also highlighted are cultural experiences such as shopping for carpets and spices, sampling mezes and street food, and seeing the whirling dervishes. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Setting up a great trip is easy using Top Attractions, Top Experiences, and Great Itineraries. Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of your time and for getting around Istanbul and the rest of the country. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Turkey offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.