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Info booklets on trip?

Postby hannahmae » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:15 pm

Hi there
I was just wondering if, at the start of each trip, there are any kind of info booklets or sheets provided by Gap, or if I should bring a Lonely Planet guide or similar? I always like to read up on the history of the place I'm in while I'm in it (and while on long train/bus trips!) so it would be good to know.
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Re: Info booklets on trip?

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:50 pm

The detailed itinerary on GAP's website has a lot of good information in it on what you should expect, what to pack, etc. but that's all you'll get. It's a good idea to pick up a reputable travel guide for your destination and read it before or as you are packing and again as you are traveling to the tour.
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Re: Info booklets on trip?

Postby hannahmae » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:55 pm

Thanks! Good to know!

Has anyone out there had a guide who gives you more detailed info, like a map and things when you get to each place? I had that once and think it's really handy. What do you all think? (I'm just thinking it's kind of one of those things that makes it that little bit more worthwhile doing a trip than just going it alone... am trying to decide between these two options for later this year, so am just thinking about all the little things that make a difference!)
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Re: Info booklets on trip?

Postby TravelFun » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:29 pm

Hi there, the guides/tour leaders are all different and I've had some provide maps and some don't but I always take a guidebook with me and read up on places I'm just about to visit during the trip.

As for travelling in a group or by yourself...well they're both great. I love listening to travel tales from others in a group and getting ideas and tips which is really cool. Plus, you cover alot of ground with using a company like GAP and it's great when you have limited time. You should just go for it and let us know what you decide.

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