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A loyal travel buddy

Advantages: nice style of writing, good information
Disadvantages: no info about some places

...I almost know this book by memory know and it's going to be my loyal travel buddy on my upcoming trip to Indonesia. I prefer the rough guide to the Lonely planet - it's nothing I could point the finger on just a personal preference. Oh, I prefer the name ...

sun-is-shining 01.06.2009 · Read full review
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Thinking Berlin? Read this!

Advantages: Comprehensive description of Berlin and useful analysis + listings
Disadvantages: Subjective, prices out of date

...It must be very difficult to write a guidebook. So much information on a city or country to cram into one book small enough to be convenient for tourists. The guidebooks I have read (a fair amount- I like to plan!) tend to either have lots of information ...

frohmann 21.03.2008 · Read full review
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The Rough Guide to Berlin

Advantages: Very useful info and maps provided, well laid out
Disadvantages: None, although some price info may be out of date

...This guide is a must buy if you are thinking of visiting Berlin. Found it very useful on a recent holiday. The guide is split up into the various areas of Berlin and each section contains a vast amount of information on the attractions/museums to visit in ...

jnmuk 09.12.2007 · Read full review
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The Ends of the Earth

Advantages: "Paradise is an island..."
Disadvantages: "...So is hell."

“Exile to this paradise is the harshest punishment,” or so we are told of Norfolk Island, the former British penal colony located nearly a thousand miles off the east coast of Australia. Not all, or even many, of the fifty islands chosen for inclusi ...

torr 21.03.2011 · Read full review
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Voyage to the End of the Book

Advantages: Beautifully-constructed, loaded with love and intrigue, a cartographical crackerjack.
Disadvantages: Minimal.

...If it's something of a given that writing a travel book entails actually going to the place in question, then this is just another way in which Judith Schalansky's "An Atlas of Remote Islands" plays with the boundaries of our expectations. It is, after al ...

Puggers 14.02.2011 · Read full review
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