Travel guides to Europe

Old Nov 22nd, 1997, 07:04 AM
Fabio Grassiotto
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Travel guides to Europe

I am going on a travel for one month to europe next January, traveling by Europass. I am thinking now of buying a couple of Travel Guides. I am wondering if someone could give me any hints about Fodor's, Frommer's and Let's Go. Which one is best ? I am traveling on a budget of about $50 per day, So I will be sleeping on trains and staying on cheap hotels / hostels.
Please help me.
Old Nov 22nd, 1997, 10:05 AM
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Fabio, all the guides you mentioned are OK. I've had best luck with Fodor's, Frommer's and the "Rough Guide" series (previously known as "Real Guide".)
For economy, overnight trains are a good deal - you get a place to sleep and transport, and some of the larger train stations offer facilities to shower on arrival. Don't waste your money on sleeper compartments; couchettes are just fine. On popular ICE routes, do reserve a couchette. Which cities will you be visiting?
Old Nov 22nd, 1997, 10:30 AM
Ben Haines
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Dear Mr Grassiotto

Given your budget, you might look at the Lonely Planet guides "Eastern Europe on a Shoestring, 23 US dollars, and "Western Europe on a Shoestring". They give details of camping, hostels, and student accomodation in each place.

Ben Haines, London

Old Nov 22nd, 1997, 01:18 PM
Fabio Grassiotto
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Well, thanks to you, Ben and Seamus.
I will be visiting a lot of places, but I am staying more days on Paris, Rome, Barcelona and London. As I am going to ride a lot of cities, I have been thinking of Prague and Budapest as well.
Old Nov 22nd, 1997, 01:20 PM
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I am familiar with ALL the guidebooks from Frommer,
Fodors, Routh Guide, Let's Go, etc.
#l for budget travelers should be RICK STEVES
Europe through the backdoor and his many guidebooks
to many European countries. Catch him also on
Public Television with his 52 week series aimed
at budget travels. We travel a lot!
Old Nov 23rd, 1997, 01:57 PM
Rodrigo Oliveira Souto
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Provavelmente devido a varias cidades que vocÍ vai sugiro comprar o Let's go to Europe pois ele estara mais completo. O Frommer ť muito bom mais tem poucas cidades.
Old Nov 23rd, 1997, 02:12 PM
Joe Ferris
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No question, Fodors is the best.
Old Nov 24th, 1997, 08:40 AM
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I agree with Jim. Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door is the one to go with, especially since you're on a budget. That's his specialty. Also, I would reccommend Lonely Planet, which is also a great guide book and is geared toward budget travelers. My husband and I will be traveling to Europe next summer and will be bringing both with us.

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