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A Thorough Guide to Paris

Advantages: Very detailed information
Disadvantages: No large map of the whole city

The Rough Guide to Paris begins with a 'Colour Section' on glossy paper consisting of an introduction, information on what to see and when to go, and twenty things not to miss. There are plenty of colour photographs as well as inserts on the Metro, the Ri ...

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Paris - A Rough Guide

Advantages: A Good general travel guide
Disadvantages: Nothing really

bought this book from the airport departure lounge,so very little thought went into it, we just went for the only Paris specific guide there was! However, we wern't disappointed. It is a comprehensive guide covering: Basic information useful before you go ...

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Tripping down California's Highway 1

Advantages: Mentions places of interest which you might otherwise miss, cheap too.
Disadvantages: Written in 2003/2004 so some prices / information might be slightly outdated

In June 2007 my husband and I took a fly drive holiday to California. Being the kind of person whos almost anal in their preparation for any holiday, I started scouting around for books to take with us months beforehand. This was one that I bought, I ...

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A diplomatic disgrace

Advantages: The funny parts are hilarious, some interesting cultural snippets
Disadvantages: much unnecessary political stuff; unlikeable author

Brigid Keenan's "Diplomatic Baggage" is a prime example of one of those books where one does not have to particularly like the narrator in order to gain enjoyment from reading. Perhaps it's hard to believe that I laughed out loud while reading this on an ...

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Let Dorling Kindersley Show you Sydney

Advantages: Clear, logical structure based around districts
Disadvantages: No price information, weaker on hotel and restaurant advice than many more 'directive' guides

PLEASE NOTE. WHEN I WROTE THIS IS WAS LISTED AS SYDNEY. I CAN ONLY ASSUME THE CIAO MOVED IT AROUND LATER. SO PLEASE DON'T REPORT IT FOR BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE. IT WASN'T WHEN IT WAS FIRST WRITTEN. I travel a lot so its probably not surprising that my ...

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Review of Eyewitness Travel Guide: Switzerland

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