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Memory Is The Only Mirror: thoughts on Petra

Advantages: The pictures, the words
Disadvantages: Might take a bit of effort to get hold off at a reasonable price in the UK

...To avoid any potential confusion, the book I am referring to is Jane Taylor's tourist guide to Petra (2005 edition) and not the more historically focused Petra & the Nabateans. Guidebooks serve many different purposes: some are to help you decide what ...

hiker 25.10.2012 · Read full review
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New Look Lonely Planet

Advantages: Well researched, up to date, mix of info and pictures
Disadvantages: Not For Me

...I have always been a big fan of the Lonely Planet series of travel guides. I love how substantial they feel, and how good they look on my bookshelves. However, I did occasionally get frustrated that the books could be a bit word-heavy and that I didn't al ...

Essexgirl2006 22.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Istanbul - Lonely Planet

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A good guide to the city of Istanbul

Advantages: Good info
Disadvantages: ?

...rough guide to Istanbul I also took out the lonely planet city guide from the library. The Lonely planet city guide is a slightly larger book to the rough guide it is 13 cm x 20cm x 1.25cm. 1/4 cm it has 244 pages, I think the font/script ...

mumsymary 10.11.2014 · Read full review
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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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Review of Lonely Planet Eastern Europe - Lonely Planet

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