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Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does well despite changes, 28 Aug. 2013
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Despite attempting three countries (by most counts) in one slim guide, this book is admirable for cramming in practical info in a condensed and useable arrangement. Certain failings will always feature - prices rise and restaurants close - but on the whole we found this guide to be accurate and helpful. Its background sections on culture, history, language, etc., could definitely do with some expansion though.


Georgia (Bradt Travel Guides)
Georgia (Bradt Travel Guides)
by Tim Burford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.79

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Requires some updating and revising, 28 Aug. 2013
We travelled with this guide alongside the Lonely Planet's to Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan (published a year later). Despite dedicating less space to Georgia, we found the LP to be consistently more useful in the practical matters of following a hiking route, selecting a restaurant and getting from A to B. The Bradt guide was also guilty of often falling into a judgmental, occasionally sneering, tone. Its maps were less accurate than LP's and one was incorrectly orientated. It's only when you read their detailed background info on music, history, culture, etc., that you discover that this book can in fact be erudite and useful.


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