2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
Waffle and lots of it, 17 July 2011
My boyfriend and I used this book while we were travelling this year (2011) because had heard that it's sections on the North of the country were more up to date than those in the Lonely Planet guide. Unfortunately the book is about 50% larger than it needs to be as the author repeats information multiple times in different sections of the book. The author also write in a very long winded and flowery style which may be great if you are reading a novel completely engulfs the main facts you are trying to find. In short the authors likes to use three long words where one short one will do. We compared our guide with some one else's Lonely planet and found the section on the 'temple of the tooth' to be 5 pages in ours compared to 1 page in theirs which still managed to include the main facts. The information when you find it is fairly accurate but I wouldn't recommend this book if you don't like wading through lots of information, you are travelling to lots of other places and need to save weight, English is not your first language or you are dyslexic (my boyfriend had to get a pen and highlight the useful bits in the end to cope with it).