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Rough Giude vs. Lonely Planet

  • chopin

    Joined Travelfish
    28th April, 2007
    Posts: 154
    Total reviews: 2

    Hi guys, I'd like to know your opinion: between RG and LP, which is a better travel guide?

    #1 Posted: 9/12/2009 - 21:38

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  • pia2am

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd January, 2009
    Location Denmark
    Posts: 35

    Depends where you´re going. If you´re heading to any of the countries covered here, you´re better off sticking with travelfish. Otherwise I tend to like Footprint guides quite a lot.

    #2 Posted: 10/12/2009 - 00:58

  • katiefloren-

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd October, 2009
    Posts: 11

    I'd vote for Lonely Planet, on the basis that the layout is clearer and easier to read. Plus the tone of the book is slightly! RG always seems slightly boring and do-gooder ish in comparison. Mind you I've not actually travelled on either of them yet (heading for SE Asia on 28 Dec!) so can only give my opinion on which is nicer to read, not which is the most informative!

    #3 Posted: 11/12/2009 - 20:44

  • busylizzy

    Joined Travelfish
    31st December, 2007
    Location New Zealand
    Posts: 2155
    Total reviews: 20
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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Haven't used Rough Guides before (other than a cursory read) but I would definitely recommend Travelfish guides over LP. I am currently travelling through Vietnam, and actually have printouts of both the TF guides, and the Vietnam section of the Mekong Delta LP book with me - but Travelfish is the one that I rely on for good, objective and informative info, in particular in relation to accommodation. LP, on the other hand, has the better maps.

    Rough Guide, based on my cursory look, tends to be a bit too fluffy for my liking.

    #4 Posted: 11/12/2009 - 22:05

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