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What's with the English version of the Michelin Green Guide to Scandinavia?

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Jan 28th, 2009, 01:31 PM
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What's with the English version of the Michelin Green Guide to Scandinavia?

I just received my English version copy of the Green Guide to Scandinavia, which contains no suggested itineraries, unlike other guides such as Mexico, French regional guides, etc. I also notice that the entire editorial board is clearly Anglo-American. My question: Is the French version of this guide different?
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Jan 28th, 2009, 08:19 PM
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The newer Green Guides are somewhat changed in format--I prefer the older ones, which concentrated more on sightseeing than on hotels and restaurants.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 08:30 PM
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That's disappointing to hear. The main reason I buy the Michelin guides in both French and English is because they aren't full of hotel and restaurant info and won't go out of date quickly.
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Jan 29th, 2009, 07:54 AM
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The hotel/restaurant section of the Green Guide is very limited (just two sides of practical information on Oslo, with perhaps a quarter of it on hotel and restaurants). But the lack of itinerary eliminates a real sense of distance. I still wonder if the French edition is the same.
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Jan 29th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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The newest Guide that I have, for the French Alps, still has the nice maps showing the principal sights; there are recommended driving tours as well.
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Jan 29th, 2009, 09:14 AM
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They've had some hotel and resto info in the Green Guides for many years now.

I also liked the old version better, but they've been changed at least ten years now, I think. Having hotel and restaurant info dosn't change the other information, so it still won't go out of date (except for hours, etc., which it always did), as well as openings and closings of museums and sites. They do change some over time, no matter what.

I liked the older version, but not because of the hotel/Resto information which I actually like being in there.
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