Whoever said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover has obviously never read any of Fiona Caulfield’s travel guides.
They are simply stunning.
And that’s before you even start to read them.
Just the look and the feel of Ms Caulfield’s gorgeously produced guide book are enough to make you fall in love with Jaipur, and that’s before you follow her, as she wanders through the city, sharing her insider knowledge on shopping and eating and drinking and exploring and yet more shopping…
Enveloped in a lovely case, the book has a retro feel to it, and yes, a luxurious aura.
Ms Caulfield writes about Jaipur with huge affection and shares her special places generously, wearing her knowledge lightly. She sounds like a fun person to go exploring with. Food, drink, shopping, hotels – all are tackled efficiently, in separate sections, with lots of her personal tips and advice thrown in for good measure. The book never for a second reads like an advertorial.
Even though we used the first edition of the book, published in 2010, all the shops and places we visited were exactly as she described them, and she is remembered with a certain amount of esteem and respect.
For those people who want to move beyond the bland and the predictable and who also want to get out into the city and explore – this is your book.
Recommended. (Indeed my book is looking a tad exhausted, after a hectic 3 days in Jaipur last week).
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