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Imagine London without the underground

Advantages: Fascinating, informative and entertaining history
Disadvantages: None

The author Although he was born in Yorkshire, Andrew Martin has long been enthralled by the London Underground. His father worked on British Rail, and Andrew himself therefore had free travel on the system as well as a Privilege Pass which entitle ...

JOHNV 06.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Underground Overground - Andrew Martin

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No wombles here!

Advantages: Interesting insight, enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: None

Underground Overground by Andrew Martin is subtitled "A Passenger's History of the Tube". Since he was young, Martin has been fascinated by the tube, and this is his attempt to tell its history, not from the historian's point of view, but as a passenger. ...

eilidhcatriona 30.05.2013 · Read full review
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The perfect complement to a eurail ticket

Advantages: Easy access to useful information and entertaining
Disadvantages: Heavy for backpackers (easily overcome) and not as big a range as some might wish for

To say that Europe on a Shoestring has been my Bible for the past three weeks would be an overstatement, but it was certainly very helpful and I would recommend it for any young first-time traveller. It is a comprehensive and amusing guide which makes it ...

minimunchkin 06.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Europe on a Shoestring: Big Trips on Small Budgets (Lonely Planet Shoestring Guides) - Sarah Johnstone

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Absolute lifesaver...saved me a fortune!

Advantages: Everything!
Disadvantages: Very heavy if you're planning to travel with it in your backpack

As a young woman of 20 planning my first trip away this summer, I bought Lonely Planet's "Europe on a Shoestring" simply because it was on offer in WHSmiths. Little did I know it was to be the best book I ever bought! There are in depth chapters on the ...

km528 18.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Europe on a Shoestring: Big Trips on Small Budgets (Lonely Planet Shoestring Guides) - Sarah Johnstone

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Lonely - Plan It

Advantages: A must have for starting a journey
Disadvantages: Carrying around books in your rucksack

There are travel books and there are travel books for tourists who have an abundant supply of money and only two weeks to spend it in, stay at expensive hotels and get a tour bus to wherever it is that their 'guide' suggests that they should visit. I kno ...

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Review of Lonely Planet Indonesia - Lonely Planet

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