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Michael Brein's Travel Tales Collection: Turkey 1 includes Michael's own personal travel tales of the sorts of things that can happen to you in your travels in Turkey. Of course, Michael's Turkey stories are fairly unique to him, but somewhat similar things may happen to you. To Michael, Turkey has been a paradox: On the one hand he found the Turkish people to be among the most hospitable and kindest people in the world; on the other hand - as in other parts of the world - Turkey also has its dangerous and dark side.

Michael found that most of his travel experiences in Turkey were great, but he quickly learned to keep a wary eye towards the potential negative, which was, fortunately for him, atypical and rare. There are almost always unsettling, rare surprises that do pop up now and again in your travels. Michael hopes they don't happen to you. But if they do, hopefully, you're all the wiser for reading about them in these pages.

The Travel Tales Collection: Turkey 1 features stories of incredible hospitality, love, despair, ignominy, war, and more.

Whether you are just an armchair adventurer or are actually planning a trip to Turkey, Travel Tales Collection: Turkey 1 will provide you with many interesting and useful insights about the land and people of Turkey.

The Travel Tales Collection: Turkey 1 is part of Michael Brein's "Collections" travel tales series and contains among the best travel stories from Michael's huge collection of travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world.

©2015 Michael Brein, Inc. (P)2015 Michael Brein, Inc.

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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you want to read about someone's travel experiences in the 70's and 80's this book is for you. It's a lot of money for just a few stories, none of which were particularly profound (or unique to Turkey) nor were they current (or even in the last decade.) A lot has changed in Turkey. If you are planning a trip there, you'd be much better off with a more current book.

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Dated, useless and xenophobic

Author writes about his travels 40 years ago, exudes smug triumph when he uncovers a tourist scam worth 10 lira, uses the word "swarthy" with embarrassing frequency and spends way too much time on his embarrassing love affair. Don't waste your money if you want this as a travel guide.