A rough guide to Metro’s free travel Rough Guide

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Metro’s Rough Guide To Travel

4 out of 5

After weeks of sun in the city, this particular morning seemed like a typical winter’s day with wind and rain. I did the usual workday routine – got up and caught the train into work. When I reached Victoria station, I went to pick up my daily copy of the Metro, but noticed that they were being handed out with a free copy of an 88-page Rough Guide to 50 Great Travel Experiences. It was perfect timing to be handing them out, as I have been wondering where to go on holiday.

My initial reaction was that it’s merely a pocket holiday guide, as it consisted of a simple traveller checklist. However, after reading the first couple of pages, I was eager to carry on to find my holiday inspiration.

The guide was easy to navigate – it was broken down by destination, such as the US, Africa, the Far East and the Caribbean. Each page gave a short-but-detailed summary on the experience; from flying over the Grand Canton Arizona to trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru, or just having a Bud’ in Prague. It also provided handy tips on other things to do. The experiences that were detailed editorially, many may beg to differ on. However, the authors did a good job explaining their own issues from a personal point of view.

I wouldn’t take this guide on holiday, as it didn’t provide information on hotels, restaurants or maps – although, it’s something I could refer back to if I ever decided to visit. Considering this was free, I thought it was an excellent read. Definitely worthwhile, as it had some very interesting facts and information on the historic backgrounds which many will find educational. I particularly enjoyed the useful sponsors’ tips and web links were detailed in case I wanted to find out more. I look forward to their next series.

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