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Another Study and Reliable Rough Guide
on 29 March 2010
I've found Rough Guide to be the most reliable and easiest to use series of travel guides. Their contents pages and indexes are always impeccable (no infuriatingly incorrect page numbers), and the contents are always laid out well, easy to browse (this isn't a novel - travellers usually want information quickly, and Rough Guide gives it quickly).
This updated guide to Poland (July 2009) is no exception. All the main areas are covered, and lots of interesting day trips are mentioned. I have found a couple of spelling errors with names (one lake in Mazuria is called Lukajno, but should be Luknajno), which is a bit disappointing, but generally the important facts are correct, as far as I have found.
I've mostly used it for the Mazuria section, as that is where I am living at the moment, and it suggests a lot of nature reserves and areas off the beaten track that would otherwise be hard to find. The Warsaw and Gdansk sections are also well researched, and provide a wealth of ideas for activities and places to eat.
Another good feature of Rough Guides is the series of maps using different scales, which makes it easy to locate yourself and make your way around.
If you're going to Poland, this is without doubt the best guide book to have.