What Christmas present can you give to the person who has everything? A book, of course—and this year, many travel publishers are competing for your Yuletide dollar. Among the better picks is Lonely Planet's new guide to the entire globe. Aptly titled The Travel Book
, it skims over every country in the world—all 192 of them, plus a handful of territories—in 448 pages of snappy prose and glorious photos, including the picture shown here of a camel driver in Syria. There is lots of zippy trivia as well. "No es facil" (it's not easy) is, we are told, the essential...
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