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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 90 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 20 2020.
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Useful & comprehensive information, highly recommend this especially for first or second time travellers.

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I bought this book for a 9-day trip to Bali, and thanks to it, had a great trip. Unlike the other common guidebooks, like Lonel...  Read More

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    And if you want to stay in a tourist pod like on american express bus tours, then this isn't for you.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I used it to find places so cool and off the radar that this could only have been written by someone who's lived in bali.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The dirty little secret of the travel book industry is that oftentimes writers only travel there for a day or two or not at all.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    They write using cell phone interviews to cut costs.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I don't know if lonely planet and frommers did that with their bali books, but they're not nearly on the same level as hoffman's book.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This level of book has way too much intimate knowledge so the writer had to have lived there.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This helps enormously in describing the history, customs, culture, attractions, and characteristics of each of bali's distinctive sections--the maps are frequent, detailed, and include even quite small villages.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Also, as mentioned, places to eat can come & go, which affects any printed guide.

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