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2.0 out of 5 stars
Where Europe?, 4 Aug. 2010
at the beggining it is a very complete guide. 650 pages of tips and info on "Europe".
as we move on we discover that Mr. Cook's Europe is quite smaller than i've realized before.
countries mr. cook knows in europe are:
United Kingdom - 18 pages, France - 79 pages, Spain and Portugal (strange, thought they were 2 separated countries, by the OLDEST BORDER LINE IN THE WORLD) - 78, of which only 16 about Portugal, Benalux (again a country i've never heard of) - 39, Germany - 74, Switzerland - 32, Austria - 17, Italy - 69, Croatia and Slovenia (another funny country) - 16, Scandinavia (again...) - 74, Baltic States (hmmm....) - 21, Poland (this i know, was starting to get worried) - 18, Czech Republic and Slovakia (those are no longer together, mr cook) - 21, Southeast Europe (this must be something like farwest, in cowboy time) - 46....
now... Romania? Bulgaria? Hungary? Serbia, Ukrain, Bielorussia, Russia?????? not europe? or no trains there?
in monte carlo and andorra there are no trains, i know... but i guess some of the other countries have them, no?
conclusion... for mr cook europe has about 15 countries, although in geography lessons i learned of 50 (fifty). most of them have trains, some of them even have extensive railway networks, and big historical cities...
so... i bought it, and am returning it
oh.... 2 stars is because for the few countries it contains is actually good
it's just that the contents have nothing to do with the title