Item description for Insight Compact Guide Tahiti & French Polynesia (Insight Compact Guides) by Nicholas Cobb...
Compact Guide Tahiti and French Polynesia includes a chapter detailing history and culture of the area, 7 tours and excursions taking in sights ranging from The Gauguin Museum to Bora Bora, useful phrases, leisure-time suggestions, and a comprehensive information section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus detailed maps and many remarkable photographs.
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Studio: Insight Guides
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 4.6" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2005
Publisher Insight Guides
ISBN 9812580999 ISBN13 9789812580993 UPC 027793580991
Reviews - What do customers think about Insight Compact Guide Tahiti & French Polynesia (Insight Compact Guides)?
Came in very handy on our trip May 11, 2007
Very nice guide book that was easy to carry during our travels. Plenty of information for the price and size. Highly recommend.
Compact indeed, but so well done! Aug 22, 2005
The publisher has the bad habit of hiding the names of authors of their compact guides, let me rectify this:
The guide was written by Nicholas Cobb, the splendid color photography was provided by Tim McKenna.
On mere small 121 pages, Cobb's book provides the essential information about the (tragic) history of Tahiti and about the contemporary marvels of its nature, attractions and the hospitality.
McKenna's photography is magnificent and its value cannot be underestimated: Compared to the black and white photography in books from Lonely Planet and Moon Handbooks, with their sometimes abysmal print quality, this travel guide really shines. In its photographic valors and in the quality of print Insight Guides match the best of the breed, including the Eye-Witness DK guides. The charts and maps of the islands are also in color. Without clutter, they really depict well only the important details of interest for a short time visitor.
Of course, 121 pages cannot contain all the information which you might find in David Stanley Tahiti Moon Handbook, thus I would suggest to take Stanley as the primary source of information. However, considering the moderate price, this guide is a most welcome extension and a "must have!" It is current, 2005 edition, compared to 2003 editions of others. Foremost, currently this is probably the only guide about Tahiti written after Marlon Brando passed away. Somehow I do not like to read about a dead person in 'present tense'...
My only regret is that Insight does not provide a larger version of this guide! Maybe they will, I will grab it as well!