Sometimes guide books only give you the bare essentials, especially when it comes to less-touristy attractions. Other times, the more isolated attractions don’t provide enough information. It’s an unsatisfying thirst that would leave any traveler unfulfilled and wanting more. Wouldn’t it be great to discover and fully understand a world where not many people venture off to? It would be even better if we didn’t have to lug around an 800-page guidebook.
When historian Benedict Davies visited Japan last year, a place inundated with Buddhist and Shinto temples, shrines and mountain-top treats, he felt like he wasn’t getting enough out of his visits because of the lack of information. So what did he do? He created Iconic Guides, audio guides to the ancient world! Say bye-bye to your brick of a guidebook.
Benedict sent me a free audio guide of The Great Pyramid of Khufu, Giza for my review, which contained a PDF of the map of The Great Pyramid of Khufu. The map is numbered 1-6 for each chapter of the audio guide.
Iconic Guides is currently available for Egypt, Japan and Greece. Benedict has enlisted the support of academics from other fields in writing future guides, which will include ancient Rome, Turkey, Aztec and Mayan sites like Teotihuacan, Palenque, Chichen Itza, the Templo Mayor and more!
GIVEAWAY: Ok, so this is the part you’ve all been waiting for. Benedict has graciously offered one of my readers 6 FREE complete audio Iconic Guides for Egypt! Here is what you have to do.
- Leave a comment below
- Tweet this blog post
- “Like” A Pair of Panties & Boxers on Facebook and the status update about this post.
That’s it! A winner will be announced on September 13, 2010. Good luck everyone!
Update: Congratulations Sabina!!! You’re the winner of Iconic Guide giveaway contest. I will be putting you in touch with Benedict so you can receive your prize.
Note: If the chosen winner does not reply by September 20th, I will have to rescind my offer and select a new winner.
Disclosure: A free audio guide for The Great Pyramid of Khufu, Giza was provided by Benedict Davies for my review. No monetary compensation was received.