- Paperback: 1284 pages
- Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 5th Revised edition edition (1 Mar. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1741045916
- ISBN-13: 978-1741045918
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.6 x 5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 426,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Europe on a Shoestring: Big Trips on Small Budgets (Lonely Planet Shoestring Guide) Paperback – 1 Mar 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
There have been definite improvements over the previous edition!
Most importantly, this book now covers ALL European countries, including little-visited Belarus and Ukraine. It has basic coverage of European Russia, too.
The prices and other practical details really seem to have been updated specifically for this book - unlike in certain earlier shoestring guides, which simply seem to have been compiled by picking info from the already published (then few years old) individual country guides.
So the info in this one is pretty correct as of 2006 state of affairs - that's when it was researched. Be prepared for some changes, of course, especially in some of the still rapidly-changing Eastern European countries.
The contents include the usual practical details all LP guides provide: not just an overview of sights and history, but practical matters like accomodation and transport details, all with actual prices (remember, these do change!), as well as useful info on things like getting visas and crossing borders.
Coverage of individual countries definitely varies though.
You will still find that the most popular Western European countries are covered in pretty good detail, certainly enough for an "All-Europe-Trip", while coverage of Eastern European countries is much more brief, in case of less visited ones really sketchy - hence the 4 stars only.
For more obscure countries like Belarus or Ukraine, this guide only provides detailed info on the capital and at best one or two other towns/cities, or perhaps just a brief overview of the rest of the country.Read more ›
All in all this is a great book and I am looking forward to using it later this year when I go travelling Spain & France on my Motorbike.
Excellent organisation means finding the information you want about a country is easy and the way the information is brought across in an energetic and exciting manner that really gets your juices flowing as it were.
Hell I read this book even if I'm not planning to go to the country in question just because is so interesting to read and at over 1200 pages you will definitely get your money's worth out of it.
The 'On a shoestring' theme of this guidebook was useful as it provides information about the cheapest places to sleep and eat. However, since I was driving around Europe rather than backpacking, I found that they took this theme too far by assuming that most of the readers will be using public transport. The authors focussed largely on towns and cities accessible by public transport and provided less information about the countryside in each country.
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