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Too much emphasis on cities and villages
on 4 August 2013
I've been a Lonely Planet fan from the time of my very first travel. However, I was looking for an alternative as I find LP's recent layout re-styling absolutely horrible... Therefore the Rough Guide to Finland was my first Rough Guide. I must say, at first glance it looks great. But as I'm browsing through the book, I'm getting the impression that the only places of interest in Finland are its cities and villages. There's next to no information on nature, National Parks and other things to do in the outdoors. Also I miss some tips for itineraries and good directions to places of interest.
So sadly, this particular Rough Guide doesn't quite do it for me. I guess I just miss the practical and accurate information of Lonely Planet, so I might go back to them, even though I really hate their new-style guidebooks....