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4.0 out of 5 stars
In-Depth Guide to Espana, 20 Jun. 2012
Probably the most comprehensive guide to Spain I've read thus far. Compact with details on accommodation, travel arrangements and everything else one could possibly need for an in-depth exploration in Espana.
The guide come with a selection of pictures to help illustrate the delights of the different cities, however the real pearl in this guide is the copious amounts of information. Each city/town/attraction is broken down in meticulous detail so as to alert the reader to all options.
As with any travel guide, one would expect the writer to have substantial knowledge of the area and the country in question; this can comfortably be said with the RG - with experts in different areas and ways of life (travelling with children/single travellers etc).
The reviews below have been noted, and this review has been amended to take into account the presented views. Albeit the RG has been slightly "dumbed down" to cater for more travellers, the content and information still exists. Spain is a well travelled country and to find a "new, hidden gem" isn't as common as back in the 70s when these readers seem to be referring too. Further, the guide caters for the masses and covers the important points of travel. One would agree that the guide doesn't contain as many witticisms as what might have been in the past, but one should also take into account the purpose that the book is written - to help guide with travel, not for humour.
A particular favourite feature is the snippets of knowledge and facts found in the highlighted boxes throughout - impressive when travelling with friends, as one can startle and amaze with random information!