The Rough Guide to Romania (Rough Guide Travel Guides) Paperback – 2 Jun 2008
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About the Author
Tim Burford studied languages at Oxford University. He first visited East-Central Europe in 1988 and has travelled widely in the region ever since. Dan Richardson started as an author at Rough Guides in 1984 and has travelled extensively in Russia and Eastern Europe.See all Product Description
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I travelled with a friend, and between us we had the Rough Guide and Loneley Planet. No comparison - by the end of our holiday we had just stopped using the Lonely Planet - a much inferior guide. Inaccurate as well.
The reason it only got 3 stars is that it is not always accurate. As an example, at one point it describes the dictatorship that used to exist in the country and uses arguments that are not grounded in reality. Similarly, it mentions the Dracula legend as being alive and well, which is actually wrong. There is no legend, only history. The story of Dracula comes from outside the country and has simply been accepted by locals due to tourists.
It is clear that it has been written by someone from outside the country. Therefore, it does well if you want to use it to plan your visit to the country. Just make sure you take everything with a pinch of salt.
If you want information about history, there are better sources.
As a final note, if you do visit, make sure to always ask the locals for recommendations because you have plenty to discover.
We didnt like that on several occassions the information about timings and busses to certain places was incorrect. We didn't expect this to happen so much, since the guide book is only a hear old. So for these things please check the timings locally. For bustimings: autogari.ro, for train timings: infofer.ro These timings where always correct. Note that sometimes there are also minibuses running which are not mentioned on autogari.ro
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought prior to starting work here in Romania. Invaluable, easy to use. Very useful information!! Recommended.Published 11 months ago by A. V. Roberts
Take it with you to this amazing country...you won't regret either!Published 12 months ago by C. Miller
Condition fine .Was a library book-Has stamped names on sides and front.This is not a problem.Published 14 months ago by Carolyn williams