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Better than Let's Go by far

Advantages: Uptodate, clear, concise, well written
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...Trying to write a good travel guide to Eastern Europe in one volume is a gargantuan task. Before travelling to Eastern Europe I bought the Lonely Planet Guide and the Let's Go guides. There was of course some overlap, but each guide had different countrie ...

Morgenhund 29.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Eastern Europe - Lonely Planet

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What more could you need?

Advantages: gives a precise and accurate lowdown of most cities whilst showing some hidden gems.
Disadvantages: there are cheaper and nicer hostels on 'hostelworld.com' than the cheap ones it recommends

I have just returned from travelling Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Hungary and can safely say this book is a life saver! As this trip involved a lot of travelling the guide came in handy over and over again with the 'ge ...

murf123 26.07.2010 · Read full review
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Lonely Planet Eastern Europe

Advantages: clearly laid out, a good read
Disadvantages: Bulky and focused mainly on popular destinations

The lonely planet book of Eastern Europe is big, but for the sheer amount of information it contains it has to be. I used it for Croatia,Slovenia,Hungary,Poland,Slovakia and the Czech Republic and for these countries it was certainly helpful. The brief c ...

loonybruce 10.08.2006 · Read full review
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Walking Through The Machair Flowers!

Advantages: Advantages: Brilliant book full of detail and history.
Disadvantages: Disadvantages: Some travel details are now dated.

Regular readers of some of my reviews may know that I adore the all islands of Scotland. In particular I have a special affection for those in The Outer Hebrides; I love their remote landscape and their white empty beaches, and most of all I love the peac ...

Violet1278 16.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of 25 Walks: The Western Isles - June Parker

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Holy Horses

Advantages: Read about a unique journey; Writing is both accessible and informative
Disadvantages: Poor copy editing & photo placement; Little new information seems to be learnt

In 1095, Byzantium was an empire under threat. From his seat in Constantinople, Emperor Alexius saw his territories across the Bosphorus in Anatolia coming under intense pressure from the Seljuk Turks, a Muslim people originating in central Asia who were ...

Collingwood21 01.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Crusader: By Horse to Jerusalem - Tim Severin

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