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This review is from: Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
Me and my friend spent 3 weeks this summer inter- railing and we hoped that this book would be able to provide us with a quick convenient way to access information on various European cities throughout our trip, hopefully unearthing some budget gems. Usually I am a big fan of lonely planet guide books however this particular book dissapointed me The title is miss-leading as 'living on a shoestring' in my opinion is living as cheaply as possible. The book doesn't recommend cheap accommodation or many under the radar cheap tourist attractions. The attractions it recommends are the typical tourist ones which are usually expensive. Also the book recommends a lot of expensive restruants and accommodation, how is that living on a shoestring? Moreover the sheer size of the book is inconvenient especially when backpacking; it's a bit like lugging a yellow pages around except that it is nowhere as useful. Save your money and go on hostel world and just ask local people for things to do you wont have to carry it around that way.
On a more positive note it did have a few helpful bits of information on major attractions and local beer houses and things, but i am confident i could have more than happily survived without it.