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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 23 April 2013
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When the book arrived it was a lot thicker and heavier then I thought it would be but from opening straight away and turn to the first City which is Paris you will noticed the quality of the picture and those to follow.

Lonely Planet does a good job to wet your appetite to visit some locations you wouldn't normally want to visit. The book glosses over History, People, Driving Experiences, Strengths and Weaknesses along with a few other things but when I say glossed over it really is.

The book is beautiful but mini it is not. More of a book to look through with forward planning rather then one you would take traveling with you.

Also I may add that no where on the book does it state that's it's a mini version. It is beautiful though
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on 9 August 2013
Perfect book for travellers and courius people.
I'm so happy with it, the pics, the reviews. Anyway I still want to travel the world!
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on 17 April 2013
Not a comprehensive guide, but a good quality starter book to discover cities that you wouldn't have thought to travel to otherwise. Very happy with this one.
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VINE VOICEon 27 April 2013
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We are in an era of unprecedented opportunities for travel. "Lonely Planet" have produced travel guides pitched at people who want to get to the heart of the places they visit, and with this book (and The Travel Book (Lonely Planet Travel Book)) they "go global", seeking to provide an introduction to the whole world.

The book provides a very brief introduction to the top 200 cities of the world, as chosen by "Lonely Planet" travellers (and ten "bonus cities"). In addition to the stunning photos, the text offers: a few vital statistics (such as date of birth, population, height); "anatomy" (the broad layout of the city); description of the city dwellers; some "defining experiences"; the city's strengths and weaknesses; a "gold star" highlight of the city; references to the city in both books and visual media. As a starting place for people who through choice or necessity finds themselves travelling to one of these cities, it is excellent. As a book to stimulate travel ideas, likewise. A section of maps at the back helps with orientation.

The top ten cities will not come as a great surprise. But a book that introduces Seattle, Salvador da Bahia, Galway, and Tirana alongside predictable cities such as Paris and San Francisco is doing more to promote the diversity of cultural awareness than (say) the Lonely Planet Guides to the Pacific North West, Brazil, Ireland or the Balkans. A lovely book, highly commended.
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VINE VOICEon 14 May 2013
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I have had a number of travel books by the Lonely Planet Travel company, Some just scratch the surface and others are a mine of information, this is really a coffee table book of nearly 900 pages, On the cover it says, The best cities in the world. These are the ones voted by the books travellers, 200 of which are in this book. The cities chosen are included in a number of maps of the world at the back, which places them if you are not up on where they are. The Cities are in alphabetical order from Abu Dhabi to Zanzibar town. Each section details the Anatomy of the City, The People, Defining experience, Strengths and weaknesses some of which are not kind. An interesting books to dip into when have a tea or coffee. Or if you want to buy a book for someone whose taste you don't know.
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VINE VOICEon 19 May 2013
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What a lovely book. Full of little details about each city and stunning photography. I got used to only expecting the best from Lonely Planet and this does not disappoint. I'm not sure I agree with Paris as the number one spot, but that doesn't really matter. Definitely makes me want to catch the next plane to see the world's cities every time it take a look.
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