The Latest Edition of LP's Caucasus Guide - Worth Getting?
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 11:22 AM Last Post By: mvbergen
Dec 3, 2012 1:18 AM
The Latest Edition of LP's Caucasus Guide - Worth Getting?Since quite a few of the newly-published "new style" Lp guides actually seem to contain much less info than previous editions, and others seem to have been simply poorly updated, I wonder if that is the case with the Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan guide, too?
I already have the previous edition, is the new one worth getting for future trips?
Dec 7, 2012 3:54 AM
1It seems ok, haven't traveled with it there though...there are some quite glaring mistakes though, for example the exchange rate section, not that it's that useful, but they seem to have copy pasted the Georgian currency exchange and common prices for things section into Armenia and Azerbaijan sections...and forgot to update it for the other two countries currencies.
Dec 8, 2012 9:12 AM
2Generally, I have found new editions aren't really all the more helpful. they may have been reformatted etc for a "new" look, but even my really really old books from various countries are still helpful. Things change so quickly on the ground sometimes, as long as you have the basics you can manouver.
my 2 cents
Dec 8, 2012 11:22 AM
I had an old edition of the LP on the Transcaucasia but I never used it when I was travelling there (3 travels, each time only in one country).
My choices were Bradt for Georgia and Trailblazer for Azerbaijan. I used a French guidebook (the worst I ever used) about Armenia when I was there.
(5 star Hotel)
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