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Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

(Lonely Planet Country Guide)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Includes increased coverage of local beverages, delicacies and outdoor activities, and interviews with locals, particularly those with typical Caucasian pastimes or employment.
Paperback, 3rd edition, 364 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published August 2000)
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Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read most of this (skipped the Azerbaijan section because I'm not as interested to go there yet), and thought it was informative and very helpful for planning a possible trip to the Caucasus region. Normally when I look at Lonely Planet guides, I don't read the "history" or "Georgia today..." stuff that is inevitably in every guide, but this time I did and I felt like I learned a bit more about the region. Stupid me for not reading this before. I'm going to go back to my SE Asia guide and read ...more
Simon Blair
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once upon a time there lived a man in Scandinavia who sought adventure in far flung lands. Lo, he did find himself on a plane to the former Soviet Union and on arrival in the Georgian capital, Tblisi, didst find himself in deep and dangerous waters. Fortunate was he for this book was a loyal and protective companion.

I know this story well for it was my story. Georgia and Azerbaijan are certainly exciting destinations and should be high on the destination list for anyone interested in weapons-gr
Dec 24, 2014 rated it liked it
So, I am solidly in the Lonely Planet camp. I think they have helpful and straightforward information. It's always better to have an insider/local, but we definitely gleaned some helpful information from this book, coupled along with some internet research.

To be fair, I only really tested the book in Georgia (and Tblisi and the Telavi wine region)

I did think Betsy's was a good hotel in Tblisi. I would definitely recommend taking in a play at the puppet theater, watch the
Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I'm really only read the Azerbaijan part of the book.

It seems that Azerbaijan has not put a lot of effort into developing tourism which makes it tricky for a tourist book to come up with things to explore. Azerbaijan sounds like a place to enjoy nature and the bits of history you find you may need to dig a little to find out its past.

However the book did give me some ideas on things I'd like to see and things I should probably avoid. As there are very few books for travel
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: viaggi, armenia
Edizione incompleta e con molti errori. Non particolarmente utile per pianificare il viaggio.
Tim Verstraete
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent guide to visit those countries.
Aug 16, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
very poor and limited information on Azerbaijan and Baku in particular
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