Greetings from Göreme

“Expatriation turned out to be like middle age – it sneaked up on me and accummulated stealthily until one day it was complete.”


Irma Kurtz, The Great American Bus Ride, 1993

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Travel Guides

Co-authored with Saffet Emre Tonguc, Istanbul The Ultimate Guide/İstanbul Hakkında Her Şey (Boyut, 2010) covers all the city’s many attractions as well as parts of the city omitted from standard guidebooks. It contains more than 3000 illustrations and maps.

In 2010 I wrote the Istanbul Select and Istanbul Smart Guides for Insight Publications.

For 10 years I co-authored Lonely Planet Turkey and the sections on Turkey in the Middle East, Mediterranean Europe and Europe guides.

Lifestyle Guides

A Handbook for Living in Turkey (Çitlembik, 2007) was the first comprehensive guide to starting a new life in the country. It covers everything from deciding where to live through buying a house to getting married and raising a child here.

My Retiring to Cyprus (Vacation Work, 2006  covers most aspects of starting a new life on both sides of the divided island.

The Budget Travel Handbook (Horizon Books, 1990) offered advice on how to keep a travel budget as low as possible, looking at everything from choosing where to visit to deciding which hotels to stay in.

Academic books

The Business of Tour Operations (Longman, 1995) examined the ways in which British tour operators run their businesses both in the UK and abroad.

From Tourist Attractions to Heritage Tourism (Elm Publications, 1991) looked at all aspects of running a tourist attraction as a business with examples taken from the UK and around the world.

Tourism in the UK (Elm Publications, 1993) delved into the important part played by tourism in the British economy.