Southeast Asia on a Shoestring

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China Williams
Lonely Planet, 2010 - Travel - 1004 pages
19 Reviews
For 35 years Lonely Planet's Southeast Asia on a Shoestring has been the backpacker's bible. Discover Cambodia's ancient temples, Thailand's island paradises and the best pho in Vietnam. We help you stay longer and spend less.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Detailed itineraries to help you plan your perfect trip
Eat Cheap and Sleep Easy with budget beds, cheap eats and places to party
Get the low-down on history, environment, culture and current events
  

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Review: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet on a Shoestring)

User Review  - Adriana Del Moral - Goodreads

It's a very complete guide. Although, the tips for Indonesia (specially Bali) and Koh Tao (Thailand) are not great, and actually a bit crappy. Read full review

Review: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet on a Shoestring)

User Review  - Camesh - Goodreads

Best of the travel books. Helped me out, but take it with a grain of salt, and add a few dollars to most things Read full review

Contents

Southeast Asia
21
Itineraries
30
Snapshots
37
Brunei Darussalam
48
Sleeping
55
Highlights
64
TRANSPORT
70
Dangers Annoyances
76
Myanmar Burma
533
The Culture
538
Sleeping
551
Hpaan
564
Around Mandalay
578
Philippines
602
Dangers Annoyances
615
Telephone
667

Drinking
83
Around Batu Karas
202
Around Solo
216
Bukit Peninsula
232
Padangbai
245
Bandarlampung
259
Laos
358
Sights
371
NORTHERN LAOS
378
Xieng Khuang Province
394
Savannakhet Province
409
Activities
422
TRANSPORT
435
Activities
440
Activities
685
The Culture
701
Dangers Annoyances
714
Entertainment
727
Lopburi
741
Around Chiang Mai
758
Accommodation
821
Current Events
834
Dangers Annoyances
847
Accommodation
932
Customs
935
Health
955
Glossary
981
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About the author (2010)

China Williams grew up in South Carolina in a pretty little town surrounded by pine forests and cotton fields. Fed up with country clubs and frosted hair, China plotted her escape to a quirky liberal arts college in Annapolis, Maryland. After graduation, she packed up her book-learning and landed an editorial job in Washington, D.C., during that city?s crack-smoking mayor?s encore performance. Because of the name, bestowed by now-recovered hippie parents, China was destined to meet and adore Asia. The fated rendezvous occurred with a teaching position in the rural region of Thailand, where she developed a serious rice addiction and more freckles than skin. After her stateside return, she bored co-workers and friends with numerous ?in Thailand? stories. China now lives in San Francisco, the only city wacky enough to think that she is mainstream, with her husband, Matt. She has worked previously as an editor at Lonely Planet?s Oakland office and has written numerous Lonely Planet guidebooks to Thailand, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, and New York State. Her work has also appeared in regional magazines and newspapers as well as Chronicle Books forthcoming titles City Walks: Washington, D.C. and City Walks: Boston.Top Travel Tip: Remember to drink lots of water in hot climates, especially when your mood turns sour (a sign of approaching dehydration).

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