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The Rough Guide to Croatia Paperback – April 19, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Rough Guide to Croatia
  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (April 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848364725
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848364721
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,017,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonathan Bousfield is co-author of Rough Guides to Austria, Bulgaria, Poland and the Baltic States. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Great book, buy the latest version if there is one.
Haley & Emma's Mom
Of course, he can't come right out and say that, but if you really listen to what he writes, you'll see it.
Maria
The book is also a good compact size, easy to carry and not too heavy.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Maria on July 3, 2008
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This is the most comprehensive guide in terms of giving you an overall picture of Croatia, including history, culture, and useful language translations. The information is not misleading as other guidebooks have proven to be. For example, some guidebooks tout Croatia's Istrian coast as an undiscovered paradise, but I can't imagine where that information is coming from, unless it is really old. The western coast has been slathered in concrete and is the epitome of mass tourism. One of the author's most telling statements is that your experience in Croatia depends so much upon when you go. If you go in July or August, you'll probably hate any city, no matter how beautiful because the Istrian coast is a mecca of the bussed-in mass tourists.

Thankfully, this guide prepares you for that and helps you to steer clear of the bad/overtouristed places...mostly. I believe the author to be a bit biased by his interest in art and museums...and some places that he describes as so quaint and lovely, I was left scratching my head about. Porec for example. But for other places, he is dead on....the little piece on Umag might not jump out at you as overly negative but read between the lines...his warnings are subtle. Umag was a horror, a run-down, mass-tourism nightmare and has absolutely nothing to offer other than one desparate street of lungy, grabby restaurant owners and a pathetic rock beach that is under construction. Of course, he can't come right out and say that, but if you really listen to what he writes, you'll see it. I left Umag after one day (and I'm so glad that I did!)

He's also right on about places like Rovinj, which was the loveliest place I have seen in a long, long time, in Croatia or anywhere. He is extremely accurate in recommending restaurants and attractions ...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By AD on July 6, 2008
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I used this book for a week in Croatia, visiting Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, and Brac. It was right on for timetables, maps, etc. This is the most important part for me, as I need a guidebook to be accurate in telling me when/how to take a train/bus from one place to another. Also, I liked seeing a few photos before I went, which helped determine what I wanted to see. Everything was written clearly, and organized well. The book is also a good compact size, easy to carry and not too heavy. I especially appreciated the history on cities and sites, as there is much to know about these old towns.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P. Leung on October 22, 2009
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This book provides a lots of sights to see and background history. I think it does a much better job than the Lonely Planet book. That said, I wish it was better at letting readers know what is an absolute must see, since I'm sure that most visitors are on a specific time frame.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Traveler on April 29, 2009
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This is just what I was looking for. I am planning a trip and wanted to become familiar with Croatia. Even though I will be on a tour we will have free time that I wanted to use in the best way. This book looks like it will be a very big help. Well written.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RT North on April 28, 2010
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i would prefer a guide that gave a little more guidance as to what is "must-see" vs "good", for those of us who don't have time to see everything
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Foxrose on June 24, 2012
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Like all Rough Guide books, this one is excellent. It provides the perfect starting point for adventurous travel. Not knowing anything about the Croatian countryside it gave us a good start to check out and read up about the country. A lot of areas piqued our interest and I learned a lot in the process. I was able to map out our trip confidently. The guides provide excellent information about language, pronunciation, customs, food and activities for every budget. I can recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Albert on April 26, 2011
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The book gives a lot of details but the information is not well organised - all piece by piece. I also have Lonely Planet Crtoatia which is much more comprehensive and easier to read / find the information you need. Maps in Lonely planet is also better.
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Pros: Good if you are looking for a play by play book of how to get around cities and neighborhoods of cities in Croatia.
Cons: Not a lot of value on the history of Croatia.

Frommers is better.....
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