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Let's Go Europe 1989 Paperback – 10 Feb 1989

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  • Paperback: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Books (10 Feb. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330305468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330305464
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.2 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,349,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Completely revised and updated for 2006, Let's Go Europe is the only choice for the budget traveller. Researched and compiled entirely by students who know first-hand how to see the world on the cheap, this guide has insider tips and information for the socially conscious traveller and is more useful and opinionated than ever. Europe conjures images of ruins and relics, soaring architectural triumphs, age old traditions and culinary magnificence, but it is also so much more than this. A patchwork continent of varied languages, cultures and landscapes, divided in the past by wars through the ages, it is now drawn together in the first stages of economic and political unity. Europe offers a forward-thinking attitude and a new cultural presence alongside the traditions and timeless architecture for which it is famous. Including: Detailed maps Listings at all price levels for accommodation, food, attractions and more Information on working, studying and volunteering in the region Time and money saving tips 'Guides that penetrate the veneer of holiday brochures and mine the grit of real life' Economist '[The] ideal companion for the independent traveller' Sydney Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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All the information in the Let's Go series is researched and kept up to date by a team of nearly 200 Harvard-Radcliffe students. They travel like any other budget traveller, without expense accounts or free meals or hotel rooms, and all have first-hand knowledge of how to see the world on the cheap. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Mar. 2001
Format: Paperback
Forget about the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide books when backpacking. I took this book and the the Rough Guide with me and the Rough Guide soon got left behind for more space in my backpack. This guide provides an excellent up to date review of accomodation, events and things to do that are aimed at people on a budget. It has maps for anywhere that your average gap year student might go in europe as well as some you might not expect. It gives honest accounts of towns and countries that have come from other travellers(but ignore what it says about Monte Carlo as it is worth visiting) to help you get the most out of your trip. It does give some quite comical generalisations about people of each nationality, but this is the only fault that I could find with it.
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By A Customer on 4 Sept. 2000
Format: Paperback
A must for the backpacker/budget traveller, Let's Go Europe offers an invaluable insight into the majority of major European towns/cities, in an honest, informal manner.
Includes prices of hotels/campsites, where and what to eat/drink, how to get there etc.
I have used this book whilst travelling round Europe this summer, and found it informative and totally frank, whilst being funny and unbiased.
Although this book is written by and aimed at the American audience, I will definitely buy another of the Let's Go series on my travels fom the UK next year!
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By A Customer on 27 Jun. 1999
Format: Paperback
I bought this guidebook mainly because it had a lot of useful maps. It doesn't have hardly any real information, though, from all price ranges. I did not notice that this book was published for the budget class. I hope that the next edition has a little information about restaurants and lodging for more budgets.
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By A Customer on 25 July 1999
Format: Paperback
This book revealed itself essential for reserving hostels and for getting around several places across Europe. I'd deffinately recommend it for anybody who is planning on going on an Interrail.
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Amazon.com: 13 reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Too tight of a squeeze for all of Europe 7 July 2006
By D. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I lived in the UK for a year and did quite a bit of traveling through Europe and will do nothing but rave about the Let's Go series, however the Let's Go Europe is not what I would recommend.

Europe is a BIG place...lots to see and do and the countries are all very differnet. To try and squeeze all this into one book somewhat defeats its purpose. They do a good job of stuffing a lot of information between the cover leaving you with a really big book (which is awkward to carry around) - but at the end of the day you still end up missing stuff because, let's face it, they just can't fit it all.

I think for those looking to go to Europe, my recommendation would be to buy individual guide books for each country or major city you plan to spend any length of time in. I did this for a 10 day trip to Rome and my Let's Go Rome book was invaluable to me. I took notes in it and used a lot of the recommendations.

Buying a separate book for each country/city is a bit more expensive, but definitely worth it.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Excellent... 19 Mar. 2006
By Juanito - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is the perfect base guide if you are travelling in Europe. If you are doing mostly Western Europe (Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Netherlands, etc.) I would recomment Let's Go Western Europe. It is a little more in depth and it still has the main northern and Eastern Europe cities like Budapest, Prague, Helinsky, Copenhaguen, etc.

This guide has every place you can imagine, plus very detailed information about travelling, lodging, sights, eating, and nightlife. If you want a good guide for parties, get Party Europe 2005. It is much more detailed but it only has 14 places. It will still be a good supplemental guide and the review of most places are about half a page, when in Let's go are about a tenth.

I strongly recommend this book if you are going to be travelling in Europe. The Western Europe option is more expensive but it is going to be well worth it.

Just to let you know, this guide includes: maps of most major cities; subway maps of a few; info on hostels, food, sights, and nightlife; sample itinerarie; and much otheruseful information.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Pretty good ... :) 13 April 2006
By Thinker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Not great ? ... nope.

First things first ... I used one of these guides for my very first trip to Europe in the 80's when really there was nothing else around for the budget traveller.

Things are different now ... Lonely Planet and a gazillion other publications make Let's Go one choice among many - but it still has that 'poor student' backpacking mentality and for that it's still unique.

My main gripe ? ... piss poor editing from one year to the next. Thanks to them I actually missed Tivoli Gardens in Denmark - they did not bother to check the actual dates running and we got there one weekend too late. It had just closed. Boo.

Oh well ... still a good guide and for bargains, very good.

(except not *everything* is teeming with seedy sensuality !)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Just take what you need 20 April 2006
By A. Cantoni - Published on Amazon.com
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The maps in the book are ok for planning a little but pick up a map from the tourist office when you get in to you next city to actualy find your way around. The book is cheap enough that i didn't care what i did to it so i just cut out the cities i was visiting and brought the pages instead of the book. Good for lightening the load. The info was mostly accurate but some prices were out of date. Especialy transit and shuttle prices in a few places, but never more than a little change. I still think i prefer my lonely planet books.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great Guide for Europe 20 Feb. 2006
By Donald W. Stein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
An excellent and cheap guide for Europe. Coverage is good considering the size. Some countries do get a short shrift though. Good color maps and the guide is especially useful for planning trips between different countries.
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