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Explore Sweden with Lonely Planet. With our 4th edition you'll discover the many sides to this diverse country - camp out by the shores of lovely Lake Siljan, peruse the latest fashions in Stockholm's trendy Sodermalm, hike up the Sami holy mountain of At
Paperback, 372 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Lonely Planet Publications
(first published April 1st 2006)
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This was one of two books I had on Sweden during a three-week trip. Like another reader, I found that there was a lot of information that I didn't need (food and hotels). What I liked about it was the information about the different cities I visited and information about some activities and locations.
I love to read travel guides. The information and insight make for a lovely vicarious vacation. This book will probably make into the small pile of books I keep here because I have an obsession with Scandinavia. I definitely hope we get to go visit Sweden as it's a fascinating country.
In a way, I don't appreciate LP guides as they focus too much in hotels and restaurants (do I care about eating vietnamese food in Malmö?). In the other, they give a brief essential knowledge of the spirit of the country. Personally, I didn't care much about the geology of Scandinavia but I liked for example the notions about Samis and the relationship of Sweden with their neighbours along history. All, obviously, conveyed through the lens of tourism. After Touring Club Italiano's guide, probabl ...more
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