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Lonely Planet Middle East (Travel Guide) [Kindle Edition]

Lonely Planet , Anthony Ham , Stuart Butler , Zora O'Neill , Olivia Pozzan , Daniel Robinson , Anthony Sattin , Paul Smith , Jenny Walker
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Book Description

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Middle East is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the sun set over the Petra tombs, marvel at the towering Pyramids of Giza, or wander the streets of Damascus and enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Middle East and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Middle East Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, literature, poetry, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 90 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Walking Tours, and Travel with Children
  • Coverage of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Beirut, Cairo, Amman, Ankara, Baghdad, Damascus, Istanbul, Palmyra, Petra, Luxor, Wadi Rum, Tel Aviv, Baalbek, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

  • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail
  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews
  • Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see
  • Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash
  • Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links
  • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Middle East, our most comprehensive guide to the Middle East, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet's guides to those particular destinations for a comprehensive look at what each country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Stuart Butler, Zora O'Neill, Olivia Pozzan, Daniel Robinson, Anthony Sattin, Paul Smith, and Jenny Walker.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15838 KB
  • Print Length: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 7 edition (1 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0099AZ804
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,010 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be better 3 May 2013
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I travel lots and I take a Lonely Plant guide with me to most places. I used this book and went to Turkey. A place like Istanbul needs to be updated regularly as it changes a lot in a short time. As soon as hostels, hotels, restaurants and shops know that they're in the guide, their prices go up and the quality of service drops. It's hard to rely on the book for good recommendations unless they keep reviewing it. All in all, well written, but I noticed a lack of historical background in the book for certain touristic sites.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Really hard to navigate 19 Mar. 2013
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i'm only giving this 3 stars because I'm having trouble navigating through the book. I find it hard to go directly to the country/city I want. It's long winded to click find then go to the section. I think if there was a list of countries at the front of the book it would be easier/quicker to find the place I require.

Apart from this is it is normal Lonely planet affair. Seems reliable enough.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good to stash in your backpack, but cross reference with other sources. 13 Nov. 2012
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We just got back from Jordan/Israel/Egypt/Turkey.

For maps and sightseeing, this will do in a pinch, and we used this as a backup when our research wasn't as accurate as we had hoped or plans had changed. But since there are so many countries in this book, you have to use the specific country guides LP offers for more details. Tripadvisor and wikitravel has stuff that LP doesn't and vice versa. This guide had the best falafel in Amman, and the fish sandwich boats in Istanbul, but we didn't think a couple of restaurants in Cairo deserved a Top Choice pick. Some of the hotels/hostels we chose from this guide were booked solid, so we had to try other sites to find a place to sleep.

So this book is really about highlights, but it suited our multi-country vacation just fine.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very dry information 5 Feb. 2014
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This guide has a lot of dry information on places to visit, organized by areas, but provides very little commentary on what is worth doing, how much time to spend, how to organize your day, etc. There are only a few pages in the beginning suggesting a few itineraries that give some clue. The rest is like an encyclopedia! I guess this is not unexpected from a LP guide (most are like this), which are very different from Fodor's or Frommer's, that provide more subjective views on how things stack up and where is it worth spending time (rating attractions, etc). I liked the breadth of coverage, but this book serves more as a reference than as a guide.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 5 Feb. 2015
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bought as a gift, but Lonely planet is usually spot on as a travel guide
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