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Excellent companion on any trip to S. America!

Advantages: Great coverage of all countries in South America
Disadvantages: Some of the prices are a bit out of date

...When I travelled around Europe, I found the Europe on a shoestring guide to be really helpful, so when I decided to visit South America I immediately bought this book to help me with my planning. I bought the 11th edition, published March 2010 and reall ...

ceebee27 08.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of South America On A Shoestring - Lonely Planet

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Great Book! Make me want to explore Italy soon!

Advantages: Helpful Guide
Disadvantages: Price is a bit expensive

I haven't been to Italy before but I have a few Italian friends who recommended me to buy this book. I thought this is a great book for a traveler who hasn't been to Italy before, like me. It gives complete information and guides about a lot of things lik ...

brownsnuffles 04.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Italy - Lonely Planet

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Lost and found

Advantages: A great combination of humour, sightseeing, social commentary and invective
Disadvantages: Not enough on the western states

...Probably most British readers will first have come across his work through his book about the UK itself, "Notes from a Small Island". That is certainly a fine book, and well worth a read. But I do wonder whether his earlier work "The Lost Continent" (now ...

davidbuttery 09.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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Travel writer seeks Midwest of America

Advantages: easy to read, enjoyable, I feel as though I learnt something
Disadvantages: none for me

...Scarily, it is about ten years since I first got a glimpse of this book because, way back when I was doing GCSE coursework, we were given an extract from The Lost Continent to model our own work on. Tasked with starting my original writing in the same sty ...

KateHurst 21.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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Paradise Lost or Anytown U.S.A.

Advantages: Very funny, nice insights
Disadvantages: Unable to put it down

...As a travelogue this book is about as much good as a chocolate tea-cup. As a highly entertaining, laugh-out-loud, warts-and-all account of one man's travelling adventures through the land of his youth, it is tremendous value. Bill Bryson left his ho ...

proxam 15.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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