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Set off on your own urban expedition with the Only In Guides. City guides for independent cultural travellers.

 

 

 

About the Guides


"The Only In Guides help passionate travellers uncover the hidden treasures of a city, sending them home with indelible memories." (Timeless Travels magazine)

• 13 cities available: Berlin, Boston, Budapest, Cologne, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Krakow, London, Munich, Paris, Prague, Vienna, Zurich

• Iconic structures, secret gardens, eccentric museums, industrial relics, idiosyncratic shops, colourful characters and unusual places of worship

• Written by Duncan JD Smith and published by The Urban Explorer, with over 150,000 copies in print

• Paperback, 232-252 pages, approximately 200 colour photos, two fold-out maps, 13.5 x 21cm

£16.95, EURO 19,90, US$ 22.95, CDN$ 29.95

 

About the Author


"Urban explorer Duncan JD Smith has a real knack for mapping the lesser-known parts of cities, discovering aspects of urban history which most visitors miss. One has the sense of a man who has conducted impeccable research but still contrives to arrive with an open mind. That’s a rare touch."
(Hidden Europe magazine)


Duncan JD Smith is a travel writer, historian, photographer and publisher. In his groundbreaking Only In Guides he reveals cities from unusual and hidden perspectives. He has travelled across four continents and described his experiences in books, magazines, and online. Born in Sheffield, England in 1960, he studied ancient history and archaeology at university. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Series Reviews


"In a world where places become ever more similar, it is an absolute joy to stumble on the Only In Guides. The author brings to the series the gaze of the enquiring outsider. A refreshing alternative to the prevailing tide of uniformity favoured by too many travel guides."
(Hidden Europe magazine)

"My travel secret? I swear by the Only In Guides! They're well written, visually striking, and packed with great information for those who wish to go off the beaten path." (James Blake Wiener, Ancient History Encyclopedia)

"Your 'Only In' series really is quite brilliant." (Adrian Phillips, Bradt Guides)


Get off the beaten track! (www.abcnewswire.com)

 

Only In Guides buck the trend (www.telegraph.co.uk)

 

In defence of travel guides (www.offbeateats.org)

 

The Pursuit of Uniqueness (Hidden Europe magazine)


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Only In Guides written and published by Duncan JD Smith - The Urban Explorer