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comprehensive but irritating style
on 9 March 2011
I've used Lonely Planet guides for years and been very impressed by the detail and accuracy. This book certainly has these but I am annoyed by the writing in many of the newest Lonely Planets. Informality is fine, but they are now using more and more teen-speak and flippancy; 'cool' 'vibe' ' most happening' etc. and seeming worried if a destination doesn't fit those words, which themselves are getting dated. Maybe I'm just getting old. I'm defecting back to Rough Guides and Footprint for serious coverage.