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Posted by venician on 23/1/2008 at 08:09

What's best? Lonely Planet guides for each individual country or the regional SE Asia guide?
Is the extra weight worth carrying a guide book for each individual country?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/1/2008 at 09:44 admin

Depends how long you're planning on spending in each country. If you're in country for anything more than a fleeting glance, I find the country-specific guides far better. Bear in mind it is pretty easy to buy second-hand/photocopied guides once you're in the region, so you may not want to buy brand new ones for all the countries before you leave.

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