Small, but chunky - a colourful and informative travel guide...,
This review is from: The Travel Book Mini: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Travel Book) (Hardcover)
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Lonely Planet's 'The Travel Book' is a compact, but hefty, little book that provides a series of short, but typically very detailed, Lonely Planet overviews of over 200 countries, which have been arranged in alphabetical order.
Each country's summary is accompanied by a series of excellent, typically vivid photographs. As Lonely Planet note in their introduction, the images have been intentionally selected to avoid showing a country's more obvious landmarks. A very nice touch, I thought.
I was very pleased with this book. It is well laid out and, like an encyclopedia, perfect for pulling off the shelf and dipping in and out of. Each guide provides short paragraph of advice on when best to visit, and recommendations on what to see. I expect it will therefore provide a good source of inspiration to a number of people when they are planning their next holiday, besides just being something very attractive to look at!