Lonely Planet The world s leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Morocco is your passport to all the most relevant and up to date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you Navigate through the Fez medina, take a camel ride in the Sahara, or enjoy a cup of mint tea in the High Atlas all with your trusted travel companion Get to the heart of Morocco and begin your journey now Inside Lonely Planet Morocco Travel Guide Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets including eating, sleeping, sight seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and rewarding travel experience including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine Free, convenient pull out Marrakesh map included in print version , plus over 103 local maps Useful features including Month by Month annual festival calendar , Walking Tours, and Travel with Children Coverage of Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier, Fez, Tafraoute, Taghazout, Sidi Ifni, Anti Atlas, High Atlas, Assilah, Moulay Idriss, Figuig, Erg Chebbi, and The Perfect Choice Lonely Planet Morocco, our most comprehensive guide to Morocco, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled Looking for a guide focused on Marrakesh Check out Lonely Planet s Marrakesh Encounter, a handy sized guide focused on the can t miss sights for a quick trip Authors Written and researched by Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Alison Bing, Paul Clammer, and Helen Ranger.About Lonely Planet Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community Lonely Planet s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other New York Times Lonely Planet It s on everyone s bookshelves it s in every traveller s hands It s on mobile phones It s on the Internet It s everywhere, and it s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world Fairfax Media Australia...
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Lonely Planet Morocco (Travel Guide) Reviews
This is the first LP Kindle edition I've bought, and I won't be doing so again. It is extremely hard to navigate - the table of contents is not intuitive enough or detailed enough. As an example, there is no table of contents where you can see the list of the regions (much less the cities within them) and navigate directly to them. It's also full of formatting problems - blank pages, photos that take up 1/3 of the available space on the page... the worst are the maps. The map of the country is about 1/2 the size of an iPad screen and at a resolution where you cannot zoom in effectively. Other maps throughout the book are presented so small it's impossible to see them or zoomed in but cut into four squares spread out over four pages. Makes no sense. Finally, the formatting - font, heading, section set up - is extremely basic, making it hard to skim and find what you are looking for. Unfortunately, skimming through the pages is the only way because the table of contents navigation is so weak. There aren't even headers at the top of the page to tell you which section you are in! You have to page back until you find a section header. I'm really disappointed.
I bought this book for my trip to Marrakech and Essaouira, so my comments will focus on those 2 cities.
My friend and I decided to roadtrip through Morocco, from Casablanca to Marrakech, to Fes, and to Tangier. We only had a week and wanted to make sure we had the best use of our time, and this book appeared to have the most information about the country. My friend also purchased a book of her own, but we ended up using mine instead, because there was a lot more information. It had some great tips about customs and how to navigate difficult areas (such as the medina and markets). The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the maps were a bit confusing. I also felt some of it was a bit outdated (one example: the horse/buggy rides are a fairly newer addition to Marrakech, and there was no information in the book at all about these, how to negotiate, what you can expect to pay, are there scams, etc).
I purchased the Kindle version while in Morocco. There is some great info on Morocco overall, presented by regions, south to north. The information on travel, places to stay, and tips on avoiding hassles are good, as is the suggested itineraries and ways to donate and give back to communities. However, the maps were too small to see (on Kindle), and I wasn't able to make them larger, so in effect they were useless. There is no index to help you quickly look for one particular thing, and the Kindle search wasn't always helpful in finding information I had previous read to get back to it if I didn't mark the page. The table of contents was also too broad, and it was challenging to just get back to what I wanted. Call me old-fashioned, but next time I'll order a book guide ahead of time, because flipping pages is much more efficient.
This was the first time I purchased an electronic version of a holiday guide book. The actual content is ok and it has loads of information. In terms of finding that information though it's so difficult. Eg to find a restaurant on a map involves clicking back and forth a number of times to see the listing num, then the commentary and then the map. The indexing just isn't good enough. The advantage of weight saved was massively compromised by the difficulty of finding the information. I used the book on an iPhone. Hopefully these electronic guides improve in the future.
I am so glad that the new editions include information about local language programs. It is a feature I've been wishing LP include for a while now. This book is fantastic and includes all the major cities. The one-stop resource for my upcoming trip.
I just came back from the trip to Morocco. The guidebook covers all basics and recommendations for restaurants are great - had to use them a few times. As for lodging - places that are listed now have higher prices, so plan to research more to get better deal.