Titles in the Pocket Guide series from Lonely Planet explore a range of cities worldwide in a handy, pocket-sized format designed to introduce visitors to their destination. Frank and informal in style, the guides are renowned for their appeal to independent travellers and are written and researched by local authors. They offer advice on top sights, local life, best of the destination, and they are focused on the neighbourhoods of each place, local recommendations and secrets.
Each guide in the Pocket Series is organised into 4 distinct sections – Quick Start, Explore, The Best of and Survival Guide - recommending a series of top sights as well as 'local life' experiences to make the most out of your visit.
The 'Quick Start' section introduces the keys to understanding the city and offers tips for a smooth trip. Here you will find the city's Top Sights, Local life, Day-by-Day suggested itinerary planner, Need to Know and Neighbourhoods. The 'Explore' chapter will detail the best things to see and to do, neighbourhood by neighbourhood offering insider's city recommendations and tips for making the most of your visit. The information provided includes contact details, addresses, how to get there, opening times and prices are also given where relevant. Map extracts will make exploring very easy. The 'Best of' section will list the city's highlights to help you plan your visit, expect the best art, architecture, tours, historical sites, bars, clubs etc. plus 'Top Tips' insets. The 'Survival' chapter will provide tips and tricks for a safe and smooth visit. Prepare for your trip reading advice on when to go, and what to expect from your arrival, throughout your stay including information on transport, hotels and accommodations (a few contact details are provided), business hours, dos and don'ts and a page dedicated to basic vocabulary.
These guides come with a detachable fold out map cross-referenced to the text in the book, with a list of sights on the reverse.