Lonely Planet Gone Wrong: Hilarious Travel Guides

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Lonely Planet Gone Wrong: Hilarious Travel Guides Reviews

siri siri
37 reviews
Lonely Planet ATM advice for Laos Feb 09, 2009
The information in Lonely Planet's Mekong Guidebook is ridiculously out of date - I think that we can all accept that hostels and excursion companies increase their prices a certain amount during the life of a guidebook but this book tells you that the only ATM in Laos is in Vientiane. Wrong. Also wrong: 'Our Choice' hostels being flea pits, hostels being closed for 3 years, contact details way out of date...For me, this is proof that the people who are in charge of writing this book are nothing but lazy and seem to merely copy and paste old stuff without checking current validity. This from someone who will only ever buy a LP guide too!!!

We found out via www.travelfish.org that there have been multiple ATMs throughout Laos since 2006. The book was published in September 2007!!!

Go to: http://bcellaos.com/atmlocator.php to see all the ATMs in Laos
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genetravelling genetrav…
56 reviews
Jun 26, 2007
Jetlag Travel Books

Ok, if you are a traveler with a good sense of humour then you simply should not miss reading these fantastic comedy books.

They are each an incredibly detailed travel guide book for an entirely fictional land. Anyone who has traveled will instantly appreciate the humour and marvel at the level of detail. They have totally invented a new country in each book and based it on already existing places. However its written exactly like a Lonely Planet and has everything including Hotel Reviews, national anthems and detailed city maps. There isn’t a spot in the book that doesn’t contain a joke.

They are written by an extremely creative Australian team that have been behind some of the most successful comedy shows, films and books over the last 15 years.

So far they have written three books:

Molvania: A land untouched by modern dentistry. A fictional eastern bloc nation famous for its garlic whiskey and dour people.

Phaic Tan: Sunstroke on a Shoestring. A delightful South East Asian nation full of sun and tropical misadventures.

San Sombrero: A land of Carnivals, cocktails and coups. An interesting Central American nation with a chequered past and a government that fluctuates as often as its currency.

There are many more books coming, and they include:

Costa del Pom



genetravelling says:
I dunno how u get them exactly. They are everywhere in Australia. And I'm sure you can order them online...
Posted on: Jun 27, 2007
Mimmi says:
Cool! Can I get these books in normal stores??
Posted on: Jun 26, 2007
architeqt says:
i'll definitely have to check this out! sonds hilarious!!
Posted on: Jun 26, 2007
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