Compact and affordable, Fodor's Istanbul 25 Best is a great travel companion for travelers who want a light, easy-to-pack guidebook to one of Europe's most exciting cities. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Istanbul 25 Best offers savvy advice and recommendations to help travelers make the most of their visit, providing great places to shop, eat, sleep, and drink for every budget. GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MAPS: Full-color pictures and full-size street maps cover the best Istanbul has to offer, all in an easy-to-use package. A handy, weather-resistant city map provides added value, giving travelers essential information so they can travel with confidence. INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Save time and space by having Istanbul's top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook. Neighborhood walks show off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas. Plan excursions outside the city with the Farther Afield section. PRACTICAL TIPS AND PHRASES: Travel like a local with our Need to Know section, filled with useful travel tips and essential Turkish phrases.
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.