Tell Them to Get Lost

Tell Them to Get Lost Travels With the Lonely Planet Guidebook That Started It All

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When Tony Wheeler wrote Lonely Planet's first ever guidebook in 1974, Southeast Asia offered 'cheap and interesting travel without the constantly oppressing misery of some of the less fortunate parts of Asia'. Certain 'hotspots' in the region attracted the 'tourist crowds,' but there were many 'untouched places that only the people who are willing to put in a little effort and withstand some discomfort will really appreciate.' So how much has Southeast Asia changed since Tony ambled around the region in flared pants? Brian Thacker sets out to find out. Using the original 1974 South East Asia on a Shoestring as his only guidebook, he follows Tony's footsteps through Portuguese Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Burma.

Book information

ISBN: 9781742751955
Publisher: William Heinemann
Imprint: Random House Australia
Pub date:
DEWEY: 915.90453
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 344g
Height: 209mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 26mm