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Great resource to have on Kindle while travelling,
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This review is from: The Rough Guide to Andalucia (Rough Guide to...) (Kindle Edition)
I was really hesitant about having a guide book electronically because I prefer to be able to flip through the pages & see what catches my attention. I also like scribbling notes in the margins to refer to next time. However, we combined the Rough Guide to Andalucia (e-book) with a Lonely Planet Spain (hard copy) so having both & cross referencing them was great. The Andalucia Rough Guide is packed full of information & having the regional specific guidebook is great when it comes to quantity of information. For example, instead of having just 3 or 4 options of places to stay or eat in the smaller towns (which is all you get in a country wide guidebook) you get maybe 8 or 12, depending on how touristy the town is (the more popular with visitors, the more options there will be).
Overall though I feel that guide books hype things up overall, & just because the author visited a place on a particular day at a particular time of year definitely does not mean you will have the experience that they are describing.
So my advice is to try and do as much 'on-the-ground' research as possible. Speak to your hotel, local tourist offices, the guy serving you coffee in the morning, and that is when you'll discover the real, genuine, local experiences.
Oh, and with the ability to bookmark & highlight headings in your Kindle, I didn't get too frustrated having an electronic guidebook. I think I would do it again.