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Sydney (Lonely Planet City Guides) Paperback – 1 Feb 2008

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  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 8th Revised edition edition (1 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741046629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741046625
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,028,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sydney enjoys a sybaritic reputation, but there¹s much more to the city than surf, sex and biceps, and Lonely Planet's guide conveys the spirit of the place with panache. In September 2000, the city will host the Olympic games and become a Mecca for thousands of sport aficionados. The chapter on the games and their "history at a glance" is an additional bonus in this lively and informative guide.

Like other Lonely Planet guides, the format is straightforward and accessible, with a systematic chronology. The guide kicks off with general facts about Sydney, encompassing the city's history, followed by facts for the visitor, and including general tourist information about transport, communications and so on. The section on things to see and do, with its excellent street maps, propose some inviting and descriptive walking tours. Food in Sydney is a major attraction; the "places to eat" section highlights the vibrant cuisine which reflects Sydney's cosmopolitan melange of cultures. The huge variety of entertainment available for the visitor, ranging from concerts and ballet in the legendary opera house, to the world renowned Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, is richly chronicled in the entertainment section. One of the most interesting chapters, "Excursions", highlights drives, hikes and bushwalks, and includes stunning photographs. The Blue Mountains National Park merits the several pages it's been allocated, and an unusual extra is Lonely Planet's global communications service for travellers, detailed in the last few pages.--Philippa West --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Lauder on 27 Aug. 2009
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Many guidebooks from our previous vacations have ended up barely opened, this one is already well thumbed. My wife and I are going for a long trip to Australia, including three weeks in Sydney. We already had a general guidebook to Australia, but looked at many books in search of the perfect Sydney guide - and this is it. Just about every page has something that caught my eye as a "must do". Not just the obvious sights, but more importantly plenty of quirky things that stood out as fun and memorable. Clearly a lot of work has gone into this book, and it has paid off. Highly recommended.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R Fuller on 6 Jun. 2009
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For those of you who have previously purchased a Lonely Planet Guide, this edition provides all the high-quality information you always rely on them to provide. Approximately A5 size it's not quite pocket-sized but is still compact and gives a lot of great information about where to go, what to do, where to eat/sleep etc and the pull out map is very handy and better than a lot of the tourist ones you always get given. Very hard to find fault with this guide!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By misslcp on 26 July 2010
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i bought this book as i'm moving to sydney and wanted a quick guide to help me get to know the city. has everything you need to know and definitely great for a week's visit. very up to date and had lots of info jam packed into this book. would recommend this for anyone visiting Sydney.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura on 17 Sept. 2012
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Very good conditiona and very helpful information. A definate must if travelling, contains all basic and detailed information about everything, from Hostels/hotels to events on throughout the year.
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