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Lonely Planet Middle East 6th Ed.: 6th Edition [Paperback]

Anthony Ham , James Bainbridge , Cesar G. Soriano
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May 1 2009 Lonely Planet Middle East
Nobody knows the Middle East like Lonely Planet. From Egyptian oases, hidden gorges in 'the other Iraq' and hamams in Istanbul, to the old city of Jerusalem and the labyrinth of Aleppo's souq, we've got the whole region covered. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Expert authors share their best experiences in Middle East Stories chapter In-Depth itineraries that take you from country to country Unique Green Index highlights the best eco-tourism options

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4.0 out of 5 stars Likely as helpful as could possibly be. June 22 2009
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While I am in the Middle East now, and Express Shipped this item so that it arrived before I left, some of the information is already out of date.

As I was traveling to 3 of the countries within, it did not make sense to haul around the LP for each of them. The book also contains good tips on joining itineraries and crossing from one country to the next.

Interestingly enough, it seems that having the new LP is a status symbol among backpackers around here, and I have loaned it out several times.

As an extensive traveler, I find having a guidebook very handy to make sure you know how much you should be paying, in comparison to the often quoted foreigner price.

While we have had some slight hiccups in our journey, this book has certainly helped out in seeing Egypt, Israel and Jordan. This is a good summary, but if you want more detailed information on any of the countries, check those specific guide books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Middle East on a Shoestring March 22 2000
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When one takes the initial steps of such an exotic trip as the middle east, a guide is needed to educate yourself on everything. Even the experienced traveler will find their trips to Europe did little to prepare them for the Middle East. This is why this guide does so much for the independant, and is so invaluable. Lonely planet has a history of helping people travel on a meagre budget, however gives a warm and caring introduction as to why indulging yourself occasionaly in the more expensive treasures can make your vaction. The authors expell the myths of all around violence in the region and firmly warns you where not to go. The religion and customs sections are so informative that I found myself prepared for the basics of Islamic life and ready to learn more. This book inspired me to take the unbeaten path and to still take in the wonderful tourist draws. Ive browsed through the two other major guides on the middle east, they dont compare to the thorough down to earth writing that Lonely Planet produces. Occasionaly, there could be more entries on Long Distance Travel (getting there and away) and there could have been more mention of the smaller budget tours that are offered in the region, however I still contend that this is the best pick for Middle East travel guides for all traveler of all Budgets.
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4.0 out of 5 stars countries included in the guide July 21 2011
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You should be aware that Libya and Iran - which were included in the 2006 edition of Lonely Planet Middle East - have been removed from the 2009 edition. Now only the countries from Egypt to Turkey plus Iraq are covered. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are also not to be found here.
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