For most people, Istanbul is synonymous with its world famous sights, the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace. Few tourists manage to go beyond the beauty of the historical district of Sultanahmet to visit the other face of Istanbul. Yet a short ferry ride from the Bosphorus to the Sea of Marmara brings you to the shores of Asia, to the everyday extraordinFor most people, Istanbul is synonymous with its world famous sights, the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace. Few tourists manage to go beyond the beauty of the historical district of Sultanahmet to visit the other face of Istanbul. Yet a short ferry ride from the Bosphorus to the Sea of Marmara brings you to the shores of Asia, to the everyday extraordinary. The stories in the 2nd edition of Inside Out In Istanbul take the reader beyond the tourist facades into a suburban world filled with spice sellers, male belly dancers, and Turkish underwear stores, right into homes traditionally supplied with lemon cologne and slippers. Venture deep into the sometimes chaotic, often schizophrenic but always charming city of Istanbul....
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Inside Out in Istanbul Reviews
I once had the good fortune to spend a 20-hour layover in Istanbul, and I've been intrigued by this massive, multifaceted city ever since. While I caught only a glimpse of Istanbul, the city and its inhabitants come to life through Lisa Morrow's writing.As an expat and longtime resident of Turkey, Lisa describes life in Istanbul with both the authority of a local and the keen observation of an outsider. This collection took me inside places I couldn't have gone, inside private homes and to a funeral ceremony. It invites you into the intricacies of the local spice shop and the contradictions of bra shopping.Morrow is always asking questions. In one of my favorite stories, her metrobus ride is imbued with that sense of whimsy that propels travel lovers. She wonders about the history at each stop along the route as the changing city slips past her window.I thought this book was beautifully written and wonderfully informative. Morrow captures both the feeling of the city and her personal process of learning about it in print. There is no one Istanbul, and this fine work of travel writing will leave you wanting to know them all.
One of the things I love most about travel and living abroad is the opportunity to truly experience another culture. When we aren’t able to do this ourselves (and really, who can dig deep into all the cultures of the world? We would need many, many lifetimes!), books like Lisa’s Inside Out in Istanbul give us access to a new culture, life abroad, being an expat, and the joys and challenges of living with cultural difference. She is one of the best writers on intercultural living I’ve ever read, and I highly recommend this book. It’s a joy to learn about Turkey, Istanbul, and Istanbulites from an insider – it’s a wonderful glimpse into another world. Lisa’s a noticer, one who sees more than just the surface – and has the writing chops to describe it so well that we feel as if we are there with her.Read our author interview here: https://www.wanderingeducators.com/be...
I received this book from goodreads.com giveaways.I thoroughly enjoyed these vignettes of life in Istanbul as experienced by the author.The diversity of the Turkish people and the people who live in Turkey is explored in a very interesting and well written manner.The complexities of buying a property, the Hamam experience, and the choices facing Turkish women are all described delightfully.This book made me feel that I too want to explore Istanbul away from the tourist areas. A nice enjoyable read.