Vienna Prague Budapest (Cadogan Guide Vienna Prague Budapest) Paperback – 18 May 2007
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I can't yet vouch for the accuracy of the information (my trip is in a couple of weeks), but in terms of layout and formatting it is miles behind the excellent Dorling Kindersley guides. The pages are not easy to read, they seem poorly laid out and fail to draw the reader's attention to key features in each city, there are no pictures at all, maps are tucked away in the centre of each section rather than as an easy access pull-out. In short, not at all a user-friendly guide for easy use on the move.
My only other Cadogan guide is for India, which scores by having greater depth of information. Here, there is nothing unique other than the fact that the three cities are combined. A great pity.
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Where this book seems superior to others is in the depth of its descriptions. For example, over two full pages on the Charles Bridge. Each country/city also has an introduction with several pages of history and art history.
The font is of nice quality but just a little too small. I don't want to be whipping out the reading glasses while I'm sightseeing. Also, the book is nicely divided into the three cities, so could perhaps be cut into three parts to carry around -- but the publisher chose to put the Language section (3 languages) in the back. Why not put the Czech language section at the end of the Prague section? That would also put it closer to the restaurant listing, where a language reference would be handy.
I'm going to read this thoroughly so I can better appreciate the sights, but a different book is going with me.