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Lonely Planet or Footprint????

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1. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

I have LP, and you have to take it with a pinch of salt but i think it is so much better than Footprint, what about you???

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Kingwindle

I have LP, and you have to take it with a pinch of salt but i think it is so much better than Footprint, what about you???

Me too, I guess there is no perfect guidebook, by my personal favorites are the LP guides.

3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Hey Tarik,

Where are you now? What's next?

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

:)
I just use the links 'link' up in the right hand corner, then I can scan them all! Even some I had never heard of before, but they are a bloody good read! ;)
(Sam? Pete? Sander? forward all chocolate to Cupcake c/o TP...)

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

We picked up the LP guide - on Tariks recommendation in the CA/SA forum prior to his leaving - and we found it great. We haven't used Footprint so have no basis for comparison. And, there are definitely things in the guide book that are quite "off base". But, all in all, we were very pleased with LP and found it exceptionally helpful.

6. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

The last guide book i got was a NEOS guide for Vietnam. Best one i've ever used, unfortunately i think they only cover about 12 countries at the mo, but definitely a good investment.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Does being an "Eyewitness" fan make me part of the travel elite...? At the risk of being summarily pooh-poohed, I really like the pictures and the brief overview of places of interest. I imagine if I travelled for months at a time, or to a variety of different countries, I'd switch to something more "practical". For now, though, the pretty pictures provide tons of inspiration...

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

And another thing! I like brief, to-the-point descriptions with a few interesting anecdotes thrown in for good measure. Long, text-heavy descriptions and pages of advice would just deter me from reading. I love to read, but I prefer to spend my travel time actually travelling. Plus I'd get all flustered if I'm trying to find one particular point in a 3-page description...

Then again, that's the kind of guide I'd be looking for if I was going off for months at a time.

9. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

Hey Travel,

Just arrived this morning in Cusco after the worst bus ride of my life, 14 hours from Nazca to Cusco direct.
As the roads are so small there is no Cama, for overnight i take nothing else as it is comfortable but this time i had no choice- semi cama it was. I had the worst trip of my life, a kid puking next to me, the seat didnt recline and i slept about 45 minutes.

Right now i am a bit down, from the deserts of Nazca and Ica to rainy Cusco, couldnt get in any hostel i wanted and i am tired and eggy.
Need cheering up (bed!).
Inca trail 22nd, suppose i got that to look forward too. Right now i want my bed at home and my mum to pamper me, thats just how i feel, sky controller in hand, bit of footy, big nice warm house. I wish.....
guess its not all that bad, i am i south am with so many adventures ahead. Think positive boy!

Tarik