Top critical review
Could be much better
on 1 April 2013
I have bought many Lonely Planet print books and several of their ebooks. I am quite a fan of their print books many of which I have enjoyed reading even without any real prospect of visiting the country in question in the near future. Their ebooks on the other hand, have all been highly disappointing. Their city guides are almost useless. Their country guides, containing as they do most of the same text as the books, are rather better, but navigating around the book is awkward and confusing, way worse than using the print book (of which I have an older edition of this guide). Maps are another weak point, too small when unexpanded, blurry when enlarged, and just difficult to locate anything on.
Lonely Planet has failed to make technology work for them. The day has not yet arrived when you could leave the heavy lonely planet print book at home and take with you a light weight kindle or iPad mini instead.
I would give 4 stars for the text in this ebook, and 2 stars for the format.