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Excellent Starting Point for Anyone Travelling

Advantages: Excellent background information, safety tips and local customs, history behind sites
Disadvantages: Can go out of date quickly

In general Lonely Planet guides are a must for anyone organising there own trip as they provide excellent information and history for hundreds of countries. These books are split up into several sections starting with the countries history, customs, and r ...

richardallan100 11.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Thailand - Lonely Planet

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The bible of Thailand holiday travel

Advantages: Conscious, meticulous and well organised.. THE travel book for Thailand
Disadvantages: very few.. The book is HUGE so carting it around can be a proble,

Lonely planet has been in the business of writing travel book (i'd call them travel companions) for 20 years now and it's Thailand book, by Joe Cummings, has been around for 10. The build of this book is great, it traveled with me for 4 months and the spi ...

jezeres 29.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Thailand - Lonely Planet

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I survived my year abroad thanks to it!

Advantages: very in depth & informative
Disadvantages: bit bulky to carry (i'm a weakling!)

...edition of the Lonely Planet is already 3 years old, it is still just as helpful and useful and more or less up to date, to the extent that I was able to use it for my last trip to Spain only a couple of months ago. I bough ...

lysfong 11.03.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Spain - Lonely Planet

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Modern India

Advantages: Fascinating look at how India works
Disadvantages: A lot of information to take in

...Introduction Why is it that the more you read, the more you realise you don't know? Recently, I've read a couple of novels based in India and realised how little I know about one of the largest countries in the world. I've never been; but certainly hope ...

sunmeilan 02.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of India in Slow Motion - Mark Tully, Gillian Wright

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YUMMY PICTURES, GOOD INFORMATION.

Advantages: Lots of facts not lots of reading
Disadvantages: Not cheap

...because I was due to take a long holiday in Canada and wanted some ideas on what to see. A lot of the other guides on the market did not inspire me because they had to much detail and I wanted a guide to flick through rather than ea ...

nicolasreed 01.10.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Canada - Michael Ivory

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