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Obviously, the best book for you depends a lot on what you are looking for. Many criteria are to be taken into account : the place(s) you'll go to : some books will cover only the capital, other will cover the main cities and other will cover the countryside as well. the duration of your trip (many books are explicitely for trips of a couple of days) the ...


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I don't know about a specific Kindle version, but if I have a limited number of destinations with some long WikiTravel articles, I just save the pages: Option 1, in Google's Chrome browser open the print preview and then save the page as PDF, then just copy that PDF to your Kindle, it's okay in vertical screen rotation and very readable in horizontal. ...


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Clothes Wear confortable clothes. Try everything heavily before travelling. Remember that you will do the same leg movement for several hours. Seams or other similar things rubbing the skin will "burn" and to the limit hurt. Take lite clothes to cycle. Even with cold weather you will heat up. Weight Try not taking more than 20Kg (the less the better as ...


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On a trip to (among other places) Venice, we had a Kindle with us and a number of paper books. We used the books a LOT and the Kindle far less. But what we used the most was a small bundle of photocopies from one of the books that I had marked up with a highlighter. Maps, for example, with a route drawn or destinations marked. These are the maps from the ...


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I haven't purchased any of the new "Discover" series. The fact that the website describes the "New Series" as having "the highlights" and "The Original" as "the definitive guide," I suspect that they cut out a lot of information to make the Discover series more compact and have more room for photos. That being said, if you want photos and something that ...


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Well there are lots of sites online that cover this. For example you could look at Wikitravel's page on Kaliningrad. It looks like the top site from the old capital Königsberg is the cathedral, built in 1333. There is an English-language page on their official site.


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A quick google will show you Megalithic Ensure you get to Orkney, which has the oldest stoneage settlement in the UK, at Skara Brae along with other stone age ruins, such as Maes Howe, the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, cairns and brochs, as well as Viking relics.


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Lonely Planet Japan 13th edition will be published in September 2013, and the chapter covering Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima is already available online as a free download -- print it out, and you'll have your missing chapter back. (Disclaimer: I used to work for Lonely Planet.)


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Dolphin Books is producing E-Book versions of parts of Wikitravel at $2 each - suitable for the Kindle. For example, their London e-book. Depending on where you're going, they may have a guide for you that works. A review from Amazon: This is about 75 Kindle pages of Creative Commons (or in some cases, public domain) materials. Of limited value, ...


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It sounds like what you are looking for is a field guide to the Grand Canyon; Field guide - a book designed to help the reader identify wildlife (plants or animals) or other objects of natural occurrence (e.g. minerals). It is generally designed to be brought into the 'field' or local area where such objects exist to help distinguish between ...


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I would recommend you absolutely NEVER rely on any sort of electronic device while traveling. The most successful way I've found to keep all this printed information on hand is this : Rip the most important pages out of your book(s). The bits you KNOW you'll need. Lots of travel books toss in so much useless information (do you really need to know where ...


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Similar to Peter Handorff's solution, I use Instapaper to save articles and send them to my Kindle. You can send articles individually. If you want to combine articles into a 'book', create a folder in Instapaper, then move all the relevant articles to that folder. In the right sidebar you'll see a download link for Kindle. This produces a nicely wrapped ...


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http://code.google.com/p/oxygenguide/ OxygenGuide is an electronic world travel guide for use when traveling abroad with no (or expensive) Internet connection. You can use it on your PDA, notebook, cellphone or computer. OxygenGuide is basically an offline version of the excellent Wikitravel collaborative travel guide, restructured for use on potentially ...


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Königsberg was destroyed during WWII, and then reconstructed. So there are some old houses, but not as many as you can hope to find. As Mark said, you should start with Cathedral, and Kant's Tomb. After that you can continue with some forts inside and outside the city, and visit some small city in Kaliningrad region. Especially I recommend the Svetlogorsk. ...


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I find "Menorca Berlitz Pocket Guide" to be a good option, is pretty extensive, has very usefull information and is not expensive. One good place to start looking for interesting places in Menorca is http://www.travelmenorca.co.uk/guide/index.htm, it's not very extensive, it only give short descriptions, but is a good start point. Some interesting things ...


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I like Eyewitness Travel Guides by DK. They have a Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza book.


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I usually buy more than one guide book per trip. Where one is weak another will be stronger. I look up things I am likely to want to know. For example will you rely on your guidebook for opening hours? Then look up and see if they are there. If you're going to use the internet for opening hours, then you don't care about details like that. Do you want ideas ...


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In my opinion the best way is to search for online reviews. Personally I like Amazon. First there are the readers reviews, secondly Amazon has this section called "What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?". You can get some decent impressions with these to features of amazon. Another possibility is to go to the local Library. Here in ...


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The belgian tv production company Woestijnvis, has a daily "news show" called Man bijt hond (Man bites dog). In this daily show they have odd items. Last year they followed two guys who drove from Calais 8500 km to the end of the E40. A brief search on google, didn't show the existence of a DVD of this road doco. Maybe you could write them and ask if they ...


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On Everytrail there is one person who set out a route. (like @Dirty-flow) He mentions Rhein-Radweg 1, Rhein-Radweg 2 and Rhein-Radwg 3. If you are in to apps, I would recommend the Everytrail app, as an alternative to a set of books


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Are your guidebooks e-books? What format? On my last trip to India I used a normal Kindle and I had one guidebook in Kindle format (Mobi) and several others as PDFs. The PDFs were a bit of a pain to read on the kindle, the Mobi was better but the maps were sometimes hard to use because they were split into several pages. In terms of usability, nothing ...


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I haven't used a hardcopy guidebook for a while. For the last few trips I've taken, I've used my iPhone and Kindle 3G. Guidebooks on your Kindle (and books in general) are great - much less weight, searchable, and very easy to annotate. The battery life is great too. And if you get a 3G-capable Kindle (roughly $70 more initially for the life of the device), ...


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I've only used a Lonely Planet guidebook once, for Central Asia and I'm willing to admit it was invaluable there. However, there and elsewhere I observed what I consider sacrilege, but others consider more...practical, and that's to rip irrelevant pages out of the book. If you've got a Europe guide book and you're not going to Latvia - RIP, out comes that ...


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At the moment, there is no such a book. In amazon.de and rhinecycleroute.eu there some books about this cycle route. I think the best choice are the 3 books Bikeline Radtourenbuch, Rhein-Radweg. Each book costs about 13 EUR, the size is about 22,8 x 12,1 x 1,5 cm, and the weight about 350g. As I already said, it's not what you want but there is nothing ...


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If you want slightly more detailed information about countries, Lonely Planet does overview guides such as South-East Asia on a budget and other similar titles. This way, if you have narrowed down a region you're interested in travelling in then these books contain enough information on each destination to narrow down places of interest and basic information ...


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I only know one book that does exactly what you want. It is from the famous Lonely Planet and is called The Travel Book: A Journey Through every Country in the World. It consists of one or two pages per country and describes the most important facts as well as the major sights as well as sometimes how to get there and any other special information. Here is ...


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Although I still consult the default guides (e.g. lonely planet, rough guide), I find my self more and more to rely on online resources, specifically build around satnav devices. My three favorites are 1. Geocaching.com, 2. routeyou.com, and 3. Everytrail.com. Geocaching is nice, specifically if locals engage in this fun activity. Then again, you need to ...


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As an alternative to a paper travel guide or book, Awespot might be a good place to start. It's a collaborative travel guide (as WikiTravel for example) but browsable differently: you can check out pictures at random and explore the world map as you will, so you can compare very rapidly different travel destinations. Disclaimer: I do work on this website.


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The first thing I check when comparing travel guides is when an edition was last updated. I skim read the contents of cities/towns I'm visiting to see if I can catch anything particularly important that only a newer book will have. I'm mainly bothered with transportation information as far as updated information is considered: the worst thing you want is to ...


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I would ditch the hard-copy books. I have found that an iPhone and App based versions of guide-books are much more useful than print books. They are also more discrete. Most of the time, App based guide-books are significantly cheaper than hard-copy. Kindle books can be read on the iPad with the Kindle app. Again, these can be cheaper. It's much, much easier ...



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