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Frommer's Sweden (Frommer's Complete Guides) Paperback – April 22, 2005

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From the Back Cover

Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here.
  • The most up-to-date listings of Sweden's hottest new hotels and most sensational restaurants.
  • Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

About the Author

As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer’s, including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. Porter, a former bureau chief of the Miami Herald, is also a Hollywood biographer. His most recent releases are The Secret Life of Humphrey Bogart and Katherine the Great, the latter a close-up of the private life of the late Katherine Hepburn. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of the New York Times and is today the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.

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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's Complete Guides (Book 31)
  • Paperback: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Frommer's; 4 edition (April 22, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764578278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764578274
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,051,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A. Reid VINE VOICE on September 7, 2005
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I've been waffling over whether or not to review Frommer's Sweden (4th edition; April 2005), since I didn't actually go everywhere in Sweden that Frommer covered. But I feel compelled to point out some of the shortcomings I experienced in this book. First, while I understand that information is subject to rapid change, we should assume some of it remains stable: like the location of hotels. After exiting the tunnelbana, we followed Frommer's map to find our hotel. I became alarmed when we passed another hotel which, according to Frommer's map, should not have been anywhere near where it was. But it did prepare me to reach the x marking our spot to find out that our hotel was nowhere to be found. Fortunately I had the street address on our confirmation, because the hotel turned out to be in the opposite direction and less than a block away from our arrival point. Nor was this the book's only failing...and I might not have known that if we were not in Sweden visiting a native. The book's guide to customs on tipping was incorrect. The number they provide for emergencies in "Fast Facts: Sweden" (p. 51) (equivalent to 911 in the US) has been out of date since 1996. (Frommers does, oddly, give the correct number in some other sections.) The Stockholm Waterfestival they list for August has not been held since, as near as I can determine, the late 90s.

I don't mean to suggest the book is worthless. We did get a lot of value out of it, in both Stockholm and Visby. But I want to strongly caution those who wish to use this book to be prepared to adjust if they encounter these errors or others of which I am unaware. And, in an emergency, dial 112.
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