Rating: 4/5 from 1 reviews
"Which Way?" The Driver Said and Other Tales
Having needed to help my guide/driver navigate the backroads of Syria a month ago, I can say with total confidence that Neos Guide is an "Absolute Must Have" book along with the Lonely Planet "Syria". The city maps especially are extemely clear and necessary, the cities and historic sites are well described, and the recomended selection of sites to see, is superior to suggestions offered by local guides. Trust your book, your guide's actual travel experiences may be limited.
Acceptable hotel accomdations are a bit problematic in Syria and the Neos Guide was indespensable; hotel descriptions were accurate, the location maps clear, and the prices as quoted. In the final analysis I was always best off selecting a hotel recommended by Neos.
The section dealing with culture and customs was helpful in avoiding social snafus. The historical section was brief and concise.
This is simpy a excellent and necessary guidebook for the independent traveler to Syria and Jordan, for business or pleasure.