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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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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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On top of the World

Advantages: Wonderful photos of exotic places.
Disadvantages: You might get more from watching the series.

Michael Palin does it again! His sixth travelogue 'Himalaya' is a fascinating day by day diary account of Micheal Palin's six month, 3,000 mile journey across central Asia and the World's greatest mountain range between 12 May 2003 - 7 April 2004. Pali ...

nickyct 07.01.2005 · Read full review
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Best read at altitude...

Advantages: Gives you more than the TV show. Great Pictures
Disadvantages: Can leave you scratching your head for where he was in the show

Michael Palin has been galavanting round the world for the BBC for 10 years now having vistited the poles, the Pacific, The Sahara desert and Patagonia, but the best,m and most challenging comes with his new adventure to the Himalaya, the highest mountain ...

mr_kipling 12.01.2005 · Read full review
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