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Rick Steves' Snapshot Stockholm Paperback – March 2, 2010
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It really wasn't very helpful, as some important information for planning was missing or flat out wrong.
For us, the transportation information was useless. He suggests websites that just don't do what he says they do. Perhaps he was lucky when he used them or maybe he just looked them up and threw them in the book. We traveled from Copenhagen (his snapshot Copenhagen is worse) via the train. You simply can not buy the train ticket online as he suggests. Don't even bother. Just go to the station early and buy the ticket you need. It's a Swedish train, and the prices are not released in advance in most cases (in any cases?) to make online purchases for a future date possible. This wasted much of our valuable time in Copenhagen when we could have been sitting on the street with a beer enjoying the interesting people instead of turning a few minutes on a computer screen to many agonizing and uninteresting minutes.
That is just one example.
I recognize that a "snapshot" can not include everything.
But this one really doesn't cover enough.
Rick Steves does have good humor, I will give him that. But you need a little more than the fair share of good humor to travel with him.
I'm also not going to recommend a digital guidebook. It's handy if you are traveling to many places and want to save space in your bags. But I am pretty good with digital books and finding what I need in them. I have been trying digital guide books for several trips over the last few years, and I think this one has put me over the edge. Finding what you need is just easier in paper. I'm done.