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Europe on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet on a Shoestring)

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One of the most dependable series available, Lonely Planet's guidebooks are packed with essential information and accurate maps and are written with enough character that they are also good reading for armchair travelers. The series is now popular with travelers of all sorts, although backpackers and adventure travelers have long relied on Lone
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Paperback, 1st edition: from the world's series of budget guides, 1224 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Lonely Planet
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Rachel  Bracker
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not all-inclusive, but very very useful (especially when it comes to identifying sites, figuring out non-major cities to visit, getting around). Hours/admission fees are pretty accurate, though obviously some have changed from time of publication. Used this to plan trips around Turkey, the UK, Berlin and Paris. After talking to people who had been there or lived there, I found that my itineraries were pretty solid. Great starting-off point for travelers who like to research ahead of time and pla ...more
Sam
Only read about 1/3 of this, the parts pertaining to my trip. I wish I would've read something else like this before booking most of my hotels and such. Helpful information... just straight facts, and the offline maps they included will be helpful while traveling!
Quynh Anh Pham
I think Lonely Planet must find a better way to do their job or else people dont bring their book around; they just need their smartphone with internet connection or TripAdvisor installed.

It was too heavy and lack of correct information and imagination and it was a burden in my luggage.
Carl.Meriksson
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
While certainly a good travel guide about Europe there is very little "on a shoestring" about it. Suggested foods for France contain foie gras, champagne and truffles while missing the galettes that are both cheap and a signature dish. The same goes for much of the hotels and other foods.
Vanlilith
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished, viaggi
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Zoë
Jul 10, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know about the newer edition, but this one was not very informative nor helpful.
Richard Collins
Jun 07, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: secret travellets
What can I say - I have a secret plan to bum around Europe sometime. For me it's a book of inspiration, or should that be aspiration? A secret pleasure anyway, planning what to do and how to do it.
Margrethe
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Great travel book for Europe. Everything you need to know to plan your trip. I read it mostly as an inspiration!
Sunjilong
Oct 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
very good
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