Monday, January 28, 2019

Book Review: 'Romania Travel Guide 2019 Edition' by Daniel B. Smith

Romania Travel Guide 2019 Edition by Daniel B. Smith

The ‘compleat guide’ to Romania

Author Daniel B. Smith has studied Social and Human Sciences, Politics and International Relations, Marketing, Tourism and Business Administration – and the books he has published represent all of these areas of interest. His book on English Grammar Exercises is one of the best available. But now Daniel’s passion for travel is well addressed in this ROMANIA TRAVEL GUIDES – one of the five books about travel in Romania that he has published. 

Daniel opens his guide with ‘Things you need to know before traveling to Romania/Europe’ – including insights on methods of paying in local currency and preparing ahead by checking credit cards, using the iPhone to download Apps for maps and translations, and making sure your phone plan includes travel apps. 

In his Introduction Daniel shares – ‘This book addresses tourists and people who want to know more touristic information about Romania. You will find basic information about the main tourist attractions of each county, pictures of them and accommodations link. This way, you won't waste your time searching for the best tourist sights of Romania. The guide is organized into 41 main chapters, each presenting corresponding county and some ”need to know” advice. This book also teaches you general knowledge about traveling and will get you familiar with Romanian cuisine.’

The manner in which the information is shared is very user friendly and factual and accompanied by maps and color photographs that enhance the information being shared. His concept of guiding us through the various counties adds instruction as to history and significant facts in addition to images of the beauties of the land and important buildings and natural sites – castles and mausoleums and monasteries to waterfalls and public gardens and lakes. 

This is one of the most complete guides to a country in Europe available. A must for travelers planning to visit the wonders of Romania. 

Editor's note: This review has been published with the permission of Grady Harp. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.

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