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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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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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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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When beggars can't be choosers

Advantages: Only book available in English so far
Disadvantages: Lack of attention to detail, overly studious and stuffy

Although I like to think of myself as a pretty independent and resourceful traveler, there are times when a guidebook is very useful. There is so much information out there on the internet that printed travel guides can’t really compete with; a travel gui ...

fizzytom 25.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tim Clancy

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Travelling in Cuba

Advantages: Maps
Disadvantages: Bar information not very useful

...Now like most travel books, you can't get the best travelling experience with one, yet trying to find your way and know where could be a possibilty to visit is impossible without one, especially somewhere like Cuba where you don't have access to the inter ...

alicelucas 04.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Rough Guide to Cuba - The Rough Guide

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