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Africa on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet on a Shoestring)

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Covering the countries on the African continent, this text is designed for all budgets and provides a comprehensive guide to the region. It includes: cultural, political and historical notes; travel advice; information on border crossings and visas; and advice on health, safety and local transport.
Paperback, 10th edition, 1084 pages
Published March 10th 2004 by Lonely Planet Publications
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I used to read this every day on the bus going to work in Chicago, soon after the book came out. I planned a (in retrospect impossible due to border closures, poor streets, and violence I knew nothing about then) trip from Nigeria looping up and back to Egypt. I canceled my plans and sold my guitar and all my books, packing two duffel bags for what I thought would be the rest of my life, when my boyfriend at the time beckoned me to return to Egypt earlier. Should have done the trip! In the next ...more
Benjamin
Jun 19, 2013 Benjamin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Map enthusiests, armchair explorers
About eight years ago, I was living in employee housing at a Colorado ski area. A few co-workers who were working their way around the world quit their ski area jobs after a few months to go teach at a surf school in Nicaragua, and abandoned a lot of stuff in their apartment. As we picked through their abandoned stuff, one of my roommates found the local library’s copy of this book. And what a find it was.

I have never traveled to Africa, so I cannot tell you if any of the advice contained in thi
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Eliza
Africa is too big to fit into an entire Shoestring Guide. They made "Southeast Asia on a Shoestring" because it's only 11 countries, they should break up Africa a little as well!
Ahmad
I used this book for my Cape to Cairo trip. A lot of the history in this book is inaccurate. As a guide-book it was okay.
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