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1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor travel guide, March 23, 2011
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This review is from: Let's Go Israel: The Student Travel Guide (Paperback)
I definitely regret buying this travel guide for my trip to Israel. The most frustrating and glaring problem I found is that it DOES NOT CONTAIN A MAP OF ISRAEL. I was pretty aghast when I found this elementary feature lacking. There are maps of each region of the country in its respective section of the book, and there are a few small mostly blank Israel maps used to demonstrate suggested itineraries, but there is no one map of Israel with cities and roads marked. Awful, egregious. Also, in one of the mostly blank maps of possible itineraries, Petra is depicted RIGHT NEXT TO JERUSALEM. Are you kidding me? These people cannot be serious. Petra is in Jordan, at least 150 km from Jerusalem as the crow flies. What an absolutely embarrassing map. The book is also rife with misspellings and incorrect grammar, and certain passages were copied verbatim in multiple places. It's written by Harvard students who want you to know they're Harvard students, so it reads like one big non-stop pedantic masturbation. To be fair, the recommendations and most of the information I found to be fairly accurate. But overall I wish I would have gone with Lonely Planet like every single other traveler I met there. Skip this guide and spare yourself the intense waves of rage and remorse sure to wash over you when you discover that you've spent your hard-earned money on an absolute catastrophe of a guide book.
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