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Old Aug 28, 06, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by G8rGrrl
Also, not sure if you're aware, but I found a very inexpensive set of city guides for Asia and Australia that cater to more upscale tastes.
Isn't that sort of an oxymoron? Shouldn't the upscale guides be expensive?

FWIW, I've never found the "mainstream" guides (Frommers, Fodors) to be too downscale to assist me in spending my money, such that I'd need an upscale guide for that purpose. Which is not to say the mainstream guides are great, just that they are "economically appropriate."

I will say that it's nice in China not to have to use the single "$" restaurants to find a meal under $50/per person (like you typically have to do in Western Europe these days). Feeling "rich" is great!
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