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on 26 August 2013
I'm a fan of lonely planet guides but this one, in the Romania part, is not fantastic. I spent 12 days travelling through out Romania and the guide that is supposed to be updated in 2013 had too many mistakes about rates, schedules, closing dates... In a country that isn't very prepared for tourism the tips from the guide can be essential, and I felt this guide didn't help me that much like other did before. two examples - to visit the Danube delta and be able to go to the beach in that area plus do some birdwhatching one is subjected to the ferry schedule and that imply at least 2 days since they are very slow. this part of the trip has to be very carefully planed and that is not very easy to do in advance by online booking. that is not clear in the guide and they should have given more tips how to enjoy this area. we had two days but we could only do birdwhatching in one area of the reserve and we couldn't go to Salina, for instance.
To do some bear whatching, the same problem. the touristic information offices closes very early, we could find anyone to drive us in the area, the guide should have the schedules right and should help in how to the hiking areas to see bears if you can«t find a local guide or if you can't afford one.
Once again, I had lonely planet guides of countries much harder than romania to travel and they where more useful to plan the trip than this one.
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