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This is one of the poorest guidebooks I have ever used!In powerful contrast to Bradt's perfect tutorial to neighbouring Ethiopia, this tutorial to Eritrea is so not good it is nearly useless.Even before departure, I found that the book just failed to create Eritrea sound exciting - it created it sound e very weakest points are its maps!Can you believe that a full page regional map of say, Western Eritrea, can have a grand total of four (yes, FOUR!) locations in that region marked on it, fewer than are marked on the much smaller map for the entire country, and failing to present even the locations that are described in the relevant section of the guide???The town map for Asmara is a joke (I've uploaded a scanned photo of it to see for yourself), with no names marked for most streets, and most of those that are marked being old names that were changed years ings to see & do? Very few described, very poorly.History & politics? These chapters look as if they had been contributed by the propaganda department of the Eritrean government, with glorifying accounts of the heroic war for freedom and no mentioning of the disgraceful present.Flora & fauna? The author's knowledge seems to end at distinguishing a mammal from a bird - e bottom line is that until Bradt gets a fresh author to rewrite this tutorial completely, you are far better off reading the shorter but much better chapter on this unbelievable country in Lonely Planet's Ethiopia & Eritrea tutorial than wasting your money, like I did, on ordering this e 2 stars were only given as an acknowledgement for the publisher's effort to place out a separate tutorial to this unusual destination, not for the actual value of this book which is closer to zero.
Planning a trip to Ethiopia is hard enough, as there is very small available online of in depth information. But, Lonely Planet has answered most of my questions, as usual, which always makes my trips much easier to plan. As a single female traveller, I obtain upset when there isn't a LP tutorial for a certain country and their Ethiopia/Eritrea book does it all!
A wealth of info for my upcoming trip to Ethiopia. However, the font/type is so little that it is impossible to read without a magnifying glass. I always Lonely Planet tutorial books for everywhere I travel, and none of them have this problem. Perhaps the issue arose because they tried to place info about two countries into one book.
I bought this as a Peace Corps Volunteer before going to Ethiopia in 2012. It was cool to look at the locations nearby that I could visit, and it did search some use when my Dad came to visit me and we were looking for amazing hotels in Arba Minch. But to be honest, my best resource for travel and hotel recommendations was my fellow Peace Corps Volunteers who lived in the area.If you're a PCV about to leave for Ethiopia, I would suggest investing in the phrase book and leaving this book at home.But if you're a tourist heading to Ethiopia and don't know anyone who already lives there, I would definitely pick up this book. It all depends on what you're using it for.
Still doing the travel planning. the overviews, history, and maps are all helpful, but it sure would be useful to have some photographs. We were huge fans of Rick Steve's travel book for Spain, and hoped for something similar. Jury is still out on this one, but will test to remember to revise/update review AFTER the hiopia, 5th (Bradt Travel Tutorial Ethiopia) came highly recommended...but only heard of it after already having purchased Lonely Planet.
This book was disappointing. Very very few pictures, outdated visa requirements about yellow fever vaccinations (which I've read elsewhere have never been a requirement), not much primary travel info (like country weather, dress, currency) which is usually covered well in Lonely Planet books, like LP China, for example. The writers are clearly European, but their powerful style leaves me wondering what nuances I may not be picking up on as an American. These omissions create me less confident about the other facts and recommendations given in the book. None of the writers are female, which also makes me wonder if the locations they felt safe would be comfortable to a female traveler. All in all, this book was not as thorough and well researched as other Lonely Planet books I have read and used.
Looked amazing from the application page, installed it, opened it, "Sign in with Google", hit the uninstall button. One star as I don't like being forced to use Google etc. If there is a method around this, I'll give it another go as it looks good.
I used this application for a motorcycle trip across North America. I had a couple of problems that were more my learning to use the application then the application itself. so I contacted the folks at Travelers for help........ AMAZING!!! Is all I can say about the help that they gave me. Answered my questions and fixed my problems within hours. Best help of any application I have ever had! If you obtain this application for a record of a trip of a lifetime you will NOT be disappointed. The application followed my every move on my trip and each picture I took is on the map, the notes I took and where I took them are on the map. I will be using this application as a amazing method to share and remember any of my trips in the future. To Kyle and the people at Travelers you are welcome to use all or part of my trip on your a example
This application is supported by a very dedicated squad and has amazing potential to be a prime travel keeper. There are few things this application needs to become superb: 1) full sync with the cloud of choice (dropbox, onedrive, googledrive etc) that would contain photos and traces. 2) full automated cloud backup 3) ability to shop the on external SD card (at least with lollipop). 4) Google earth export with photos and travel timing.
Was looking for an android device equivalent to trackmytour. So far, the only feature I miss is to make a trip manually afterward: I was on this unbelievable roadtrip through Canada and have lots of notes and foto's, but didnt have this application yet... Would be nice if I could stil re-create it.
Love it! It is as simple as naming your trip and hitting record. It logs your trip via gps. You can pin point necessary areas on your trip by clicking a button, taking a picture, or recording a video. Would love to see additional functionality, but for an application that is there should be no complaints!
What it needs is various sections to group media in. For instance under one holiday I wish subsections where all the images from various nights are, plus some info on where we went that night, but now all my images are grouped together and it takes ages to search one.
The initial had some issues tracking correctly. The developer of this application is very responsive and cares deeply about being able to maxamize your use of this application as well as making sure that this application works correctly After working with Kyle I was able to improve my tracking considerably and I feel that this improvement makes this one of the best tracking apps on the market..
Amazing application to use for surveying properties and especially amazing for sharing your adventures or when you travel to a destination that you plan to return to..save your travel data..can share your travel data simple as well ....snap a couple images of zone around you and add pins on the map..app is very user friendly and tech help respond any questions that may arise in a timely manner they are also begin to suggestions on how to create application better as well...great job
This is a amazing application for travelers! It's amazing to record pictures and videos on the go, and the paths you taken, walking, driving, flying or cruising. I have used it to record a flight and a cruise, and it's amazing to review it in the future.
I used to give you 4 stars pending 5th, but sorry to say that with the "buy each trip" I'm lowering the score to 2, and also had to erase my previous review. I'm planning a fresh trip, but doubt that I'll be installing The Traveler for it. I know that ~1$ per day is low cost compared to the cost of the trip, ... EDIT: after lengthy email discussion gave back 4 stars. Maybe I can't be customer but can help the app&devs this way. Had to erase parts of comments as Google limits ze severely on phones
I never write reviews, but I had to for this one. The developer is top notch for addressing issues, answering questions, and helping with migration issues. Not to mention that this application is quite good. Use it for your travels and you won't be disappointed.
EDIT: I got a quick and complete response to my email like none I ever got; author explained me the technical reasons and I tend to agree. 5 stars are not for the application itself but for the exceptional help - a lot of apps could learn with him/them.
I like the look, clean and simple. The application is quite simple to use. However, I'd like the option of changing the date of when images were added. Or when the image is added from the gallery, take the meta data (I think that is what you call it) from it so the images can be added in the they were taken. Also, maybe have the chance to add more than one image at the same time.
Hope you begin up the ability to invite others on a trip, otherwise it remains cool but not epic. Hope you also add some kind of online viewing ability so others can follow your travels or read about them afterwards. Could replace traditional trip blogging
One of the most used apps in my tablet. Although I cannot create the merge path option work. It would also be better if a image used for a cover (i.e. path image) would not duplicated (i.e. just make a path to the original image). Also I might just be ignorant about this, but is there a wayof seeing the travels online? These are just minor quibbles. I really reallylike this application
Not really usable until I can add back dated locations, videos from dropbox, and give paths names and add them to trips and view a map of my entire trip as a whole. Interface is nice though. Useful for documenting a trip to the and back but not a circuit of south east Asia.
I like this application very much. I AM having problem playing my "path" through Google Earth, and I can't change the pic when coming FROM my gallery...I can only take a fresh pic from within the app. Can someone support me with this? Also, I'd love to personalize a bit more, like the colors used, etc.
Looks like a nice application for travelers. A few suggestions: 1) allow it backup to Dropbox or other cloud services ; 2) let more than one person to share access e.g. family traveling together; 3) let it to post activities, notes, etc., to Fb Twitter etc.
This seems like a really amazing idea for a travel app. However, after downloading I search that none of the features that create this application compelling are available to public users such as sketching notes, and sharing trips with friends. I look forward to seeing a full ver of this some day.
This application works flawlessly! Very well done & you'd be welcome at my tech accelerator anytime. I'm just not sure what I use it for, especially with power concerns while traveling. With more integration & tracking/check-in rather that strictly recording, you have a very multipurpose app.
(1) Is there any video guide, unable to search in YouTube, trying to understand how to use the feature. (2) I'm using note3, somehow it automatically reset my device when I'm in the appd, twice after installed. (3) always stuck in the apps as non responsive while on the ongoing trip.Would like to test further as still confused in using it. I guess this is a amazing apps since lonely planet recommending.
I used this on a 4 week bike trip. It was a amazing method to chronicle my trip. And, I loved that i was able to share my "adventures" with my mates and family. Developers are amazingly responsive to any problems and fresh ideas. I have a few more trips plan this year and i will be using again.
Search the idea amazing but not implemented well. A lot of functionality does not work. The www service impossible to post a notice for support. Seems to be a restriction in the number of trips that can be shared but nothing anywhere that states that. Impossible to attach a photo. Tracking did seem erratic with additional bits of track added for no reason. Appears to be not ready for general release.
The recent release of Traveler surely warrants a 5* rating. Accurately put (on a map) the images you took while recording a path; but also (and this is the amazing part), accurately put geo-tagged images on your map even if the images were taken while not recording a path. The application does all that it's advertised to do; easy interface; and unlike most apps, the developers provide unbelievable service.
I used this application for a couple of try trips. It does record your trips your videos and your photos, however on the other end it is not very polished for viewing or reliving your trip. It does let you to export only the path to Google Maps but not the entire trip. the images and videos and other notes do not export. I want there was a more polished www service based accounts so that trips could be viewed with pictures and media in an entertaining complete format . As it is now it is simply just a recorder.
I used this application today on a short drive through the countryside. I really liked it, and I see the potential it has for making trip documentation easy. What I would like to see is an simple "full trip" export that would create the paths into KML files and export them and all of the media associated into a trip into a zip file so you can move it from the phone to a computer even easier.
It makes me want my phone was a smartphone for sketching. As an architect, I would begin using this application on the job website for images and markups. Traveler is going to be amazing for everyone when all the hardware can catch up to its capabilities. I'm going out to a smartphone to try out the sketching with this app.
Was really excited to search something like this, but after a run before my trip to europe I found that everytime I took a picture the application would crash. Even importing from my gallery I ended up with corrupted objects. Very disappointed! Using a fresh Samsung GalaxyNote 10.1
This is so amazing for traveling. I hit record path...continue taking a ton of pictures...and at the end of my trip I have a map with all the picture areas marked! As a warning, any image deletes should be done through this app..not your phone's picture app. I also got to try out the customer help and it was fabulous. I wont go into how I messed up simply buying the travel pass so I could share by social media but within 24 hours I had results from my email.
I have been using this application a ton to build a tutorial training manual for a tour company I operate. It has been a amazing method for me to pull the 20 years of information out of my head and be able to share it with others in a simple to use format. As I have worked through the learning curve of using the app, the developer has been there every step of the method to hold me moving along the right path (sorry but the pun is fully intended) when I hit a bump in the road. I work with dozens of and apps as the IT guy at our and it is a delight to connect with a developer who is hands on with clients (actually answers emails asap compared to so a lot of that never follow up!) and is striving to refine his product by connecting with users and listening to their feedback. I look forward to seeing where he can take the application down the line.
Decent application but could be slightly improved. For example, it had difficulty tracking my route and pictures when I went for a boat ride, even though the gps could locate my position within other apps. Still better than the other alternatives I looked at.
I used this application to record my 3 week trip to the USA and it worked amazingly! Then I exported it in Google Earth as well, where I could literally reproduce my whole trip! Also the help from the development squad was super responsive when I required some support about the app. Congrats!
I used Tr on my latest trip. It beautifully record the trip, the pictures and the notes. Now I wish to share the trip on Google maps and I have a problem to upload the media along with the path. I do not see the snapshots on my phone it totally looks different. It said will sync on Google where and how? Haleluia on the end I gather the heng of it. I will say no less that is INCREDIBLY. YOU NO NEED ANYTHING ELSE TO KEEP AND SHARE YOUR TRAVEL MEMORY. If you have any questions just ask me. I will create you to love it.
This is an amazing app, it should be rated #1 for travel apps of its kind! It's beautiful, simple, and does everything I need for capturing and sharing. One little thing though, I want there was a method to manually add previous paths in a trip... I forgot to begin the tracker onceor twice, and now I can't go back and add them :( other than that, it's excellent
If you wish to record continuous path over a lot of days, use pause, then begin then pause and do not reset phone (lose battery juice). You can export data as well. First do backup and restore from The Trip app. Then connect to PC and access the backup folder that eis on your phobe from the PC. Thinking of playing soccer with phone on me and record my movement. Already jogged my neighborhood with application on. From an investment perspective, it fits will with GoPro.
Recently used this to log my endeavors in England, and its been great. The GPS tracking works amazing and I'm able to follow every put I've been. The only problem is that I can't merge any paths at all. And unless I'm missing something, adding images to a path is a bit tedious because it has to be done individually per photo. It would be nice to have the option to add multiple images at once. Hopefully these can be fixed soon. Thanks for the effort and the amazing app!!
This application is not simple to maneuver from one thing to another--basically useless if you were hoping to transfer your travel journal to computer or printing off. The camera/photo importer will just import all pics off my phone into my travel journal even though it is set NOT to do this-then to delete all the images I didn't wish I have to go to each image individually and delete, very time consuming! So much potential but severely lacking
Was hoping to use it to piece together a future trip but it doesn't work in that method unfortunately. Would be amazing functionality if it did, and then be able to modernize that trip when traveling, or even just for planning a trip on paper with mock coordinates. Just an idea.
From what I can tell, if you've rotated a image (which also needs to be automatic instead of manual in post) it seems that whatever image that you rotated is corrupted and will not properly upload on Facebook. The promise of this application is amazing but execution needs some work. Please allow me know when it's fixed.
I really don't understand the need to capture ever second of every day. It would far more appealing if I could begin the app, "snapshot" my position, add a few notes, a few photos, and place it away again. At the end of the holiday, then export the entire record to Google Earth, and play it back. You know... like "Trip Journal (2013)" used to do. Now *that*, was a nice app.
This application was really perfect until the introduction of the "pass" payments. Brilliant for holidays and recording your paths with photos. Love the synchronisation with Google drive and Google Fit, and paths can be exported to Google Earth. It's a amazing Tracks replacement, but you'll need to on a per trip basis to obtain any use true out of it, so not as useful as it was.
I would encourage the development of this application to begin using the existing apps and API's from Google. The Google images application does a amazing job of geo locating photos and tracking them. Google My Tracks is an perfect mapping app. I think combining them is perfect idea just don't over work whats already been done!