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For the price of an expensive magazine you can get a nice coffee table book to generate ideas for that big trip in 2011,
comprising 'hot-lists', including 'Best Secret Islands', 'World's Greatest Bookshops', and '10-best Things to Climb'. Top 10 Cities / Regions / Countries

Don't get me wrong its mainly pictures and short paragraphs but in the past I have used the Blue Lists 2006, 2007, 2008 and then BiT 2009, 2010 to plan some of my best travels

now a penny cheaper
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#1
love it Albania in the top 10 countries, was thinking of a trip there recently ..

If your idea of a holiday is two weeks in the med eating friend breakfasts and drinking the local beer 247 with the other millions of brits, this book isn't for you
#2
whatyadoinsucka -

Problem is that once something appears in a book listed as 'the best kept secret' or '10 things tourists don't do' it instantly becomes a tourist site. Loads of so called travellers used Lonely Planet because they think are are travellers rather than tourists. Reminds me of a billboard along a notoriously busy road stating "You are not stuck in traffic but you are traffic!"

I dislike these guide books as all they do is perpetuate the myth of traveller v tourist If your idea of a holiday is two weeks in Poland alongside people (all clutching copies of this book) who still wish they were at university (or are still at university) this is the book for you.

Edited By: Jerry-Co on Jan 03, 2011 08:55
#3
jerry-co got to agree lonely planet has commercialised travelling, in the past 5 years there has been a real culture shift to take a gap year or travel in your mid 20's.
Very few of my friends travelled, but now it seems every 21 year old out of uni is going

i'll admit i travel with a lonely planet from time to time, but along the way you meet people who make great recommendations on places to visit, places to stay, food , eat etc.

Its a coffee table book to dream the dream.

some places just aren't well signposted and you get there and you could miss it completely. for example i went to montenegro 3 or 4 years back..
the LP Eastern Europe had 20 pages on the country but i managed to do some great walks, that my mate who travelled without a book just did not find.

i had a flick through the book and i notice the gillie islands (off lombok, Indo) are listed as best kept secret islands It now seems everyman and there dog has been i went on word of mouth in 2003 having spent a few weeks in bali and loved the place
#4
whatyadoinsucka
love it Albania in the top 10 countries, was thinking of a trip there recently ..

If your idea of a holiday is two weeks in the med eating friend breakfasts and drinking the local beer 247 with the other millions of brits, this book isn't for you



pretentious ? moi
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pretentious ? moi

LOL

i avoid the riffraff in the uk, so why would i join them abroad
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Jerry-Co
whatyadoinsucka -Problem is that once something appears in a book listed as 'the best kept secret' or '10 things tourists don't do' it instantly becomes a tourist site. Loads of so called travellers used Lonely Planet because they think are are travellers rather than tourists. Reminds me of a billboard along a notoriously busy road stating "You are not stuck in traffic but you are traffic!"I dislike these guide books as all they do is perpetuate the myth of traveller v tourist If your idea of a holiday is two weeks in Poland alongside people (all clutching copies of this book) who still wish they were at university (or are still at university) this is the book for you.

I would tend to disagree with this comment. Although it will increase the popularity of a country, in many cases, it will only do it briefly. There are many countries that people visit and come back saying "you better go there now because it's changing fast". But in reality only 1 or 2 countries have actually seen a huge change in a short period. Thailand springs to mind. I travelled through 3 continents and 14 countries in just over a year in 2002/2003 (including many small untravelled countries in Central America and S.E Asia) and I doubt many of them have seen significant change even though they appeared in Lonely Planet recommendation.

On the flip side, I own a couple of these Lonely Planet "hot list for the year" books and I think they're pretty rubbish. If you want two amazing coffee table books these are the two to get:

http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=9781741798876&shop=10004&type=Froogle
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1741792118/ref=asc_df_17417921181670044?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=1741792118

The are the two best coffee table books money can buy. When ever friends come round they'll always end up picking these two up because they're full of amazing pictures and small details and facts that are great. And they are huge books!!!
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In fact just decided to post this deal because it's so good. In know it's 3 times more expensive, but it's about 3 times bigger and it's a hard back. This will last you a lifetime and always be relevant. Unlike these hotlist books:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lonely-planet-the-travel-book-rrp-4/842453?view=lastreadpost
#8
Am voting hot - good deal for some folk. Love how the "travellers" jump on the bandwagon. Now, where do we start? ".....only a traveller if you did Goa pre-1970.....only if you visited Vietnam before...." blah blah blah let's all try to outdo one another!
#9
whatyadoinsucka
love it Albania in the top 10 countries, was thinking of a trip there recently ..If your idea of a holiday is two weeks in the med eating friend breakfasts and drinking the local beer 247 with the other millions of brits, this book isn't for you

wow arnt you cultured

Edited By: tfish on Jan 03, 2011 18:43
#10
whatyadoinsucka
jerry-co got to agree lonely planet has commercialised travelling,

No, Cheap flights commercialised traveling. Therefore creating a market for books such as these
#11
its looking too good
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Edited By: chitravesh on Jan 03, 2011 18:51
#13
whatyadoinsucka
pretentious ? moi
LOLi avoid the riffraff in the uk, so why would i join them abroad

M'Lord you may wish to par-take of these wonderous japes with the evergreen titled bookend such as yourself - Sir Trevor McDonut, who will whisk you away to the secret bits of the Med mere mortals ( tourists !! ) have yet to lay their twinklies on - do enjoy !! starts tomorrow me thinks !

http://www.capelland.com/pages/news/index.asp?NewsID=134

You must that certain type of englishperson to write with such arrogance !! a trait Johnny foreigner just loves !!
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what the F*** i post a deal, i enjoy lookng at pictures to inspire future trips abroad, am i a traveller am i a tourist i don't give a **** as long as i enjoy myself.

I get bored as **** on package holidays, so i need an active holiday whether thats climbing a small hill, trecking through a small wood, safari holidays at knowsley or swimming in the sea at scarborough


if i don't fancy a stereotypical 'benidorm' style holiday, am i not within my rights within this free speaking country to state that, we are not in the usa after all ;0)

having flown into my local airport to be confronted by having to wait for my bag alongside other plane fulls of 'degenerates' i no longer wish to go to those destinations.
#15
amen brother ^^
#16
appologies for the rant.. i like this series of books so i have bought one..
#17
Floob
#18
whatyadoinsucka
love it Albania in the top 10 countries, was thinking of a trip there recently ..

If your idea of a holiday is two weeks in the med eating friend breakfasts and drinking the local beer 247 with the other millions of brits, this book isn't for you
yeah was there last year. beautifull country. much cheaper than neighbouring countries like greece,croatia or italy
#19
thanks koli78, did you by chance go to ulcinje before crossing in albania,

i really fancy going back to montenegro as i liked kotor and budva, but missed out on the old capital, and it was just really laid back compared to dubrovnik were we flew out off.
#20
whatyadoinsucka
thanks koli78, did you by chance go to ulcinje before crossing in albania,

i really fancy going back to montenegro as i liked kotor and budva, but missed out on the old capital, and it was just really laid back compared to dubrovnik were we flew out off.
I went there by car so i drove through montenegro and croatia as well as albania and greece. from corfu i took the boat to italy and made my way back to uk. i havent been to ujcinje but i stayed a night in budva and it was really nice. the police in montenegro werent very nice as they stop you and ask you for money. overall i had a wonderfull trip. go you wont regret it.................... ps if you go to albania go south of the country. many beautifull places down there
#21
cheers fella, your definately a traveller, and not a tourist, although many would disagree for the sake of disagreeing

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