Author(s): Tristan Rutherford
The world's great cities are showcased in this exciting National Geographic series presenting must-do neighbourhood itineraries, insider tips on how to visit recommended sights, and indispensable information for the most enjoyable urban adventure imaginable. See the best of Istanbul with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures.
TRISTAN RUTHERFORD has visited more than 60 countries and written about 30 of them for The Times and The Atlantic, among others. He was smitten by his first grilled squid and raki dinner by the Bosphorus in 1995, and has been returning ever since. In Istanbul he rates the Grand Bazaar among his favorite Turkish sights. Tristan also lectures in travel journalism at Central Saint Martins University in London. KATHRYN TOMASETTI was educated in Milwaukee, Milan, and Manchester. She now writes about food and travel in Turkey for The Guardian and Delicious magazine. Her favorite Istanbul sight is Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in the backstreets of Cukurcuma. For food shopping, Tomasetti takes the ferry across the Bosphorus to the fish markets of Kadikoy.