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Central Asia: A Travel Survival Kit (Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit) Paperback – 30 Jun 1996

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications (30 Jun. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0864423586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0864423580
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,591,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Aug. 1999
Format: Paperback
Since there's little choice, it's the default choice for most people travelling in this wierd region. However, the Cadogan guide to the region is much more enthusiastic and inspiring about the history and region, while for practical travel tips, Asia Overland is a good alternative (also covers the Caucasus and China) though none seem very up^to date.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very informative but outdated and no longer accurate. 15 May 1998
By M. Pochaw - Published on
Format: Paperback
The book was published in 1996. I travelled to Uzbekistan in 1997 and, already, many details have become obsolete. For e.g. I had NO problems with the police, there are MANY new bed and breakfasts and changing money on the "street" is more the norm. When I was there, the official rate was 80 Som to US $1.00. On the streets, it was 140 to the dollar. I did not change a single dollar officially.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Fine, but VERY out of date! 20 April 1999
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Format: Paperback
It's a good book, very handy if you're going to Central Asia in 1996. Four years later, however, it ain't worth squat.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A fine guide to the Central Asian republics. 13 Jan. 1999
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Until recently, few westerners have ventured into the former Soviet republics of Central Asia; but there is a lot to see here: the Registan of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Alamaty, the fading Aral sea, and remote (and possibly dangerous) Tajikistan. While some of the travel information is dated, this is the most comprehensive of the guidebooks to this area that is available. So, if you venture on the Golden Road to Samarkand, this is the one to take!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Essential reading - but out of date 5 Feb. 1999
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