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Cambodia (Footprint Travel Guides) Paperback – 1 Apr 2006
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"Head, shoulders and spine ahead of the rest." Adventure Travel "The titles in the Footprint Handbook series are about as comprehensive as travel guides get." Travel Reference Library"
Cambodia is the Orient's most beguiling and unknown country; a place still scarred by recent horrors but also boasting one of the ancient world's greatest architectural achievements. Footprint Cambodia is essential for all free-spirited travellers who want to get the most out of this 'forgotten' land. Detailed colour maps and extensive transport information to help you plan your trip; Highlight maps to get the best from the country; Objective recommendations of where to stay and what to see; Where to find anything from a delicious French loaf to cheap Kramas; Unparalleled coverage of Cambodia's fascinating history and culture
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In the Takeo area near the south coast, the description of the caves is a terrible mess of confused writing ("Kbal Romeas caves and temple" and "Kompong Trach and White Mountain" sections on page 210). The author should have visited the four caves and provided directions
Text and maps should have received better proof-reading; for example, not all of the features on the main Phnom Penh map correspond with the text, and vice-versa. The background sections are good, but could have used better editing and proofing ("...American policy-makers in London." should have raised some eyebrows!). Expect some British slang along with a bit of insecurity ("Always take out travel insurance..."). The Footprint style has the practicalities at the end of each chapter, which I find OK although I prefer to have everything together for each town. Prices of accommodations and restaurants are by categories; I would have preferred the actual rates.
The author should have spent more research time in Cambodia and provided good directions. I wish I had taken a closer look at the Rough Guide and Lonely Planet books on Cambodia before buying the Footprint.