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So many guides packed into one handy book!

Advantages: Loads of information packed into one guide.
Disadvantages: LOADS of people have this book so you're all likely to be following similar routes...

I recently spent 8 months travelling around South East Asia, and this book was the only guide that I took. It covers the basics that you'll need to know for almost every country on most itineraries. I found information to be accurate and up-to-date, and ...

Kermit13 28.11.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Southeast Asia On A Shoestring - Lonely Planet

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A Capital Walk

Advantages: Lots of information and an entertaining read
Disadvantages: Footnotes are a bit of an overkill

Sam Miller was born the same year I was, and in the early 1990s he was the BBC correspondent based in Delhi. Married to an Indian, he returned in 2002 (not necessarily in that order) and has remained there ever since. Which just goes to show that he has d ...

hiker 17.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Delhi - Sam Miller

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A diplomatic disgrace

Advantages: The funny parts are hilarious, some interesting cultural snippets
Disadvantages: much unnecessary political stuff; unlikeable author

Brigid Keenan's "Diplomatic Baggage" is a prime example of one of those books where one does not have to particularly like the narrator in order to gain enjoyment from reading. Perhaps it's hard to believe that I laughed out loud while reading this on an ...

fizzytom 05.10.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Diplomatic Baggage - Brigid Keenan

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Took us from Capetown to Kruger and many places in between

Advantages: Interesting guides useful maps and great photos and 2D diagrams
Disadvantages: Quite expensive but then most up to date travel guides are

DK Eye Witness Guide to South AfricaISBN: 1405311150WHAT DO YOU GET? They are usually in a heavy paperback form with a good solid cover which has flaps like a hardback book might have. They are all in ...

catsholiday 02.03.2012 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa - Michael Brett, Brian Johnson-Barker, Marielle Renssen

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Brilliant reviews for Boutique hotels

Advantages: Lots of honest reviews on interesting hotels
Disadvantages: Hotels can be quite expensive to stay at

** Please note that this review is on volume 2, which is not the book in the picture** Mr and Mrs Smith is essentially a travel guide, but not in the same way the AA is a travel guide. This book only looks at a handful of hotels and they must be 4 or 5 ...

wolfey59 20.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Mr. and Mrs. Smith - UK & Ireland Hotel Collection - Juliet Kinsman

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