Thursday, September 3, 2009
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & the Greater Mekong (including Northern Thailand and Yunnan in China) guidebook from Lonely Planet, which will be published in a couple of weeks time, will be the most up to date guide on the bookshelves for this region. Priced at $24.99, 564 pages and now in its second edition, Nick Ray is the co-ordinating author, helped out on the Cambodia section by Daniel Robinson. It's not as exhaustive as the country-specific books for obvious reasons but it does a good job of collecting all the important stuff together so you only have to buy 1 guidebook on your tour of the Mekong area. My website gets a mention (wink) in the Cambodia section.