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.
Tell Them to Get Lost Travels With the Lonely Planet Guidebook That Started It All
Paperback (01 Nov 2011)
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