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Not very accurate
on 11 March 2014
Although this book is useful I did not like it because of certain inaccuracies.
Its says there is a “plethora of good value eateries”. I couldn’t find anywhere to eat at all and always ended up going to a hotel. There were no snacks to be found on street corners, no coffee shops or tea houses. I had been quite worried about meeting packs of rabid dogs, but I did not see a single dog during the 4 days I was there. All the toilets were clean including those in the metro stations.Opera – the ballet I went to stared at 19.00 not 18.30. Tickets can be bought online. Village Museum – not everything is labelled and there are no recordings. Only one house was open. Peasant Museum – I was really looking forward to spending the “best part of a day” here as advised by this book. I must have stayed for about 20 minutes. My tour guide had recommended I did not go but having read this guide book I thought he must be mistaken. This museum was rubbish. There are no descriptions of anything. There are a few laminated sheets which are written in poetic language. Everything is displayed in a haphazard way – a stone with a Latin inscription is displayed upside down so is impossible to read. I couldn’t find the gift shop, café or basement. I was really disappointed. There are taxi ranks at the National Theatre and the Opera. I never saw anyone hail a taxi as is suggested in the book.