As a pre-trip reader that you can use to dial-in on itinerary this book is fine. The maps are very detailed and fine grained, and the graphics of the sights are gorgeous and rich with details. So far so good. As a reference guide while on your trip however, its almost useless. The rich maps are too detailed and localized and provide very little context when you're, say, trying to plot your walking course from the Spice Market to the Blue Mosque. Or when you're trying to figure out how to take the metro back to town after a ferry ride up the Bosphorus. Some of the details on where to stay suggest that the reviewers didn't actually stay there: the description of our spectacular cave hotel, Esbelli Evi, in Urgup, starts with: "this hotel is tastefully decorated, the rooms are clean, large and comfortable, and the bathrooms large and modern". All true, I suppose, but this hardly paints a picture of what was, to us, one of the more beautiful, and unique, boutique hotels we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. No mention of the central feature and attribute...it was a cave hotel after all! So as a book to get you excited about your trip, sure....take it along and review in the evenings to plot your itineraries. As a "field guide" to lug along in your pack each day? Nope...won't serve you there at all...leave it back at the room. And do not use it for recommendations on where to stay...cross-referencing between trip advisor and numerous other sites will give you a much better sense of lodging/dining opportunities.