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lonely planet vietnam and cambodia

Posted by aldoscriba on 12/10/2012 at 07:14

Esteemed travelers Im off to cambodia and vietnam for 2 months (via bangkok) and was wondering whether it might not be more cost effective to purchase my travel guides in bangkok (where I might stay for two days or so) instead of home (RSA). I should imagine (english) vietnam and cambodia travel guides being widely available in bangkok, especially in the backpacker areas. Is this the case? If so, where would I buy them? Ill be staying around the khaosan road area. Peace out. ...

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SouthEast Asia guides for sale

Posted by tuck60 on 17/9/2012 at 09:58

Does anybody have any south east asia travel books for sale?Rough Guide or Lonely Planet or anything similar. Much Appreciated ...

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Lets Go Thailand

Posted by bluenote on 21/12/2011 at 15:33

Hi all, I've really enjoyed the Let's Go guides in past travels elsewhere in the world, and in planning my upcoming trip found that the Let's Go Thailand book was most recently published in 2009. Given that the info for this was probably gathered in 2008 (or before), is it likely to be out of date for a trip in early 2012? I'm not sure how rapidly the dining and accommodation listings are likely to change in Thailand (i.e. businesses closing/opening). Thoughts on what to purchase? Thanks! ...

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Free ebook: 7 reasons to travel solo (today only!)

Posted by busylizzy on 21/4/2012 at 05:22

This is a new ebook just launched by Chris Mitchell, the guy that runs the TravelHappy website. For today only, you can download it for free from Amazon. (normally $3.95). Topics include: * Seven Reasons To Go Travelling Solo * How To Budget For A Backpacking Trip * How To Find Travel Friends * Six Tips To Deal With Being Scared To Go Travelling * How To Travel Anywhere When You Only Speak English * How To Find Cheap Flights Online * Ten Tips For Surviving Airports * Seven Tips For Taking A La ...

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Guide Book for Southeast Asia

Posted by teepot on 30/1/2010 at 07:59

Yello. looking for a good guide book for the whole of Southeast Asia, but just can't seem to decide the right one as so many out there. i've seen one thou "Southeast Asia: On a Shoestring" by Lonely Planet but would rather have one recommended need help please. many cheers Tee :) (sorry i posted this message before aswell on the wrong section though) ...

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What good travel books did you enjoy in 2011?

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/12/2011 at 07:52

We're putting together a list of "good travel reads" and wondering what good reads people enjoyed this year. Need not be a travel narrative -- just good stuff to read while travelling. All suggestions welcome! ...

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Favorite Travel Photo Books

Posted by DKBK on 3/12/2011 at 07:03

Love travel photo books! Have you seen 'Thai Taxi Talismans' published by River Books? Fun and colorful with great photos of the lucky charms inside Bangkok taxis accompanied by thoughtful insights into Thai beliefs and the life of the Bangkok cabby. Highly recommended! Available in Thailand at Books Kinokuniya and Asia Books, and worldwide through Amazon. ...

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Travelfish on kindle

Posted by Phiddy on 8/12/2011 at 17:34

Are the travelfish guides available to download onto a kindle? It would be super fantastic if they were but I'm assuming not..? I'm probably not the first to say this but if not they really should be ! ...

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Travel Books by Bill Bryson

Posted by wombatfuz on 25/2/2010 at 14:16

Has anyone recommend these yet? I find Bill Bryson's book a joy to read and I've re-read them many times. He has many titles covering travels (alas, none for Southeast Asia. So I assume he hasn't been to Asia yet). The Ones I have read: The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America (1989) Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe (1991) Notes from a Small Island (1995) (travels in the United Kingdom, his farewell to the country he was temporarily leaving) A Walk in the ...

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Great book swap

Posted by Danlo on 2/9/2011 at 09:57

I have again been through Thailand and a few days at Jomtien beach area, a nice beach and plenty of space & quiet enough to get into a good book, I used 3 of the bookshops I Googled & found the best by miles was Canterbury Tales Cafe & Bookshop, I have been there before and found some gems but this time even more choise, I found they have most titles by the likes of Archer, Baldacci, Cornwall, Child, Flynn, Forsythe, Leather, LeCarre, Ryan, Smith etc, also the non fiction sections on ...

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Ho Chi Minh autobiography

Posted by bananas4baba on 29/3/2010 at 23:10

Pierre Brocheux or William J. Duiker? ...

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Be prepared for VIETNAM...

Posted by AlexBCN on 22/4/2010 at 20:50

Hi, I am going to be travelling through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia this summer, and i want to get a better knowledge of all of them (but speacially Vietnam and Cambodia). Do you guys know of any good book to learn a bit more about Vietnam. I am not looking for History books, but rather good novels. I have found few good ones about Cambodia (specially "First they killed my father" about the Khmer regime), but so far I have not been that lucky with Vietnam! Any ideas? Ah... ...

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Top 5 books to read while traveling

Posted by jnelson232 on 30/3/2011 at 15:05

These are a few books that while traveling become even better. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi Awesome dystopian novel set in Bangkok after the world hassuffered contraction due to shortages in food and naturalresources. Anyone who has spent any time in bangkok or is planning to will love this book, it captures the essence of the city so well. Shantaram by David Gregory Roberts Epic novel based ona true story of an Australian who escapes prison and flees to Bombay,India. Great read that i ...

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SE Asia on a shoestring or the grater mekong?

Posted by Ignas on 10/1/2011 at 17:32

Hi everyone Planning to go Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand and wondering which book is suit better for a traveler on low budget but going only to these four countries, because SE Asia on a shoestring includes much more countries than I am going to visit, but it focuses on low budget, and the Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & the greater Mekong is exactly on these mentioned countries. So which one u can advice to me? ...

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Book for Philippines

Posted by Remedy on 20/12/2010 at 19:19

Hi, I've just started planning my third trip to SE Asia, and so far it seems that the Philippines will be my main destination. I'm not much of a planner, relying on waypoints rather than a detailed route, but I do like to at least study a proper guidebook for tips and ideas. Even more so with the Philippines since Travelfish doesn't have a lot of accomodation reviews as of yet. The problem is that I haven't found a book that seems to meet my needs yet. I flipped through the Lonely Planet edi ...

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A Graphical Guide to South-East Asia

Posted by roddycun on 1/5/2010 at 04:50

Hi there, I have searched high and wide for a copy of this book and cannot seem to get my hands on it. There are a few on Amazon that I have seen but are all really pricey and 1 on guidegecko which I have also tried to buy but there are problems at checkout. I was wondering if anybody out there has a copy that they are done with who doesn't mind passing it on to me that would be amazing! Obviously I would pay all postage & packaging and I would be willing to give you a really good pric ...

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Availability of English language reading materials in SE Asia

Posted by ms1892 on 2/4/2010 at 18:35

I am setting of on Tuesday for a 2 month trip around SE Asia. I love reading and dont think i could bear the long flights and trains etc without a good book. Is it easy to find English language books, particularly in Cambodia and Vietnam? If so, is there usually a good selection and are they reasonably priced? Is it foolish of me to be considering carrying a backpack of books around with me? M. ...

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Lonely Planet's Thailand 12th edition reviewed

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/9/2007 at 10:54

Lonely Planet were kind enough to send us a complimentary review copy of their new guidebook to Thailand, released August 2007. So, if you're planning on going to Thailand and are still looking for a guide, you may find our review of interest. You can read the full review of Lonely Planet Thailand 12th edition here. If you've an opinion on the latest edition, please feel free to add it in here. Thanks! ...

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Books on Laos

Posted by kelseyg on 9/1/2010 at 07:15

Hi all! I'm heading to Cambodia and Laos in a month and want to find some political/historical books on the two countries. I've found some great suggestions on this forum for Cambodia, but can anyone recommend a book on Laos? I'm less interested in memoirs and more interested in academic sorts of books. Thanks! ...

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Brunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence

Posted by Tilapia on 29/8/2009 at 01:50

A friend lent this to me before I headed over to Italy and France this summer. I was a bit skeptical at first as he's heavily into the technical aspects of architecture. However, this book is anything but. Ross King has documented the story of one of history's most creative minds, Filippo Brunelleschi, and his greatest achievement ... the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. Even today it remains the largest dome built from bricks and mortar, built without any supporting structure!!! ...

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