Lonely Planet Europe on a Shoestring (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/10
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This is the most comprehensive guide to Europe covering 43 countries. A language chapter contains key phrases for 29 languages. The author reviews accommodation, eating and transport options, and features a variety of travel routes to help make planning simple. Over 220 maps are included.
I could look past the gigantic size, after all it has a lot to cover, but except for a few bars, I didn't find the information particularly helpful. Every chapter recommends visiting a church and while I know Europe is all about the churches, after you've seen one, you've seen the all. Surely each city must have something to see other than a church? All the recommended sites were the tourist traps. The maps were not helpful, either. The only good thing about this book is it listed the tourist office in every place so I knew where it was so I could go get a proper map and helpful information.
I didn't really use this book at all or find it helpful. Walk around, explore, figure it out. You don't need a book.
The maps are too low resolution, so are a bit useless. What's worse is on the PC version, you can't zoom in. At least on the iphone version you can zoom in. Of course, all you get is a grainy mess.
The index does not work, the words are not hyper-links to the appropriate part of the book and there are no page numbers you could skip to manually.
I can't comment on how this book works on an actual Kindle device, I don't have one.
On the other hand, the paper version of this book could be used as a building-block, it is so large. I've used the paper version of this book for a couple of years and found it very helpful.