12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
a pleasant read, lacks substantial travel information and maps,
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This review is from: National Geographic Traveler: Peru (Paperback)
This is a well written book, easy to read and concise. The only problem I had was that there were a limited number of recommendations for hotels and restaurants. It was also missing some other travel details, like how to get there as well as details on entrance fees and what you get for the price. Some of the distances were not precise enough as well as bus/train stations numbers and addresses, museum's hours of operation and fees. So I had to spend a significant time of my vacation to do additional research, and whenever I trusted this book I ended up being somewhat misled. I think the problem with this travel guide as it is with most of them is that the information is not first hand (there is not an actual person who stayed in the hotel writing the review) and even though this is a recent publication some of the info is outdated. One thing I like about the book is that it has a 'must see' list attached to each location. This way I was enabled to be selective about what I should visit and what I can just skip.