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Sydney – DK Eyewitness Travel Guide

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Sydney (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) (Hardback)I travel a lot and so it’s not surprising that my bookshelves are filled with guidebooks from all over the world. The guidebooks I choose have changed as I’ve got older (and better off) and as technology has opened up a whole world of additional information available for free. The guidebooks I needed as a student backpacker were very different from those I need today in the era of the internet with all the access it offers to hotel and transport booking and the myriad homepages of attractions all over the world. Twenty years ago I favoured Rough Guide or Lonely Planet with their back-packer insights and listings for cheap accommodation and cheap eats. Today I mostly want guidebooks that will inspire me rather than tell me everything I could ever want to know about a place. I don’t need detailed prices and opening times – if I am interested enough to want to visit a museum or aquarium, then I’ll go and look it up on the internet for absolute up to date info.

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