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The Best Boots $25 Can Buy?
Exploring the Galaxy while Sitting on My Fat Arse
Have Book, Will Travel
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Radar, school kids and the Big Lie
Support your local postman
God has a sense of humor
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December 21, 2003
I've read a lot of guidebooks lately, which puts me in a position throw out my opinion, for whatever its worth. The Insight Guides are pretty, but light on my kind of budget-travel info. Rough Guides are good, but very UK-centric, which is fine considring that's where they are published. Which leaves the Lonely Planet guides, which combine a lot the Rough Guide sensibility with some of the Insight frills like glossy pics here and there. I especially like the Lonely Planet Vietnam.
Having sort of diss'd Rough Guides, let me add that the Rough Guide First Time Asia was a good Asia primer. It helped me change my mind about a couple of things and confirmed a few more. I also like the Rough Guides practical estimates of the costs of a particular trip. Not that this info is impossible to otherwise calculate, but it is a convenient way to put a number in mind while browsing.
Posted by ebayne on December 21, 2003 06:31 PM
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