Simon Cairns

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Lonely Planet Thailand by Joe Cummings
Lonely Planet Thailand by Joe Cummings
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource, Nov. 13 2003
I just returned from 2 weeks in Samui/Ko Tao and a few days in Bangkok, both my first visits to Thailand. I've used many different Lonely Planet books before and bought the latest Thailand edition at Amazon two weeks before I went. I thought this edition was particularly good, well researched and also very accurate about local culture, what to see, and most importantly, how to get away from the common touristy stuff. The maps were accurate, and most of the descriptions about entertainment and lodging were right on the money. I wouldn't bother with the "Where to Eat" sections, it's more fun to just fine your own and in Thailand you can eat well for very cheap. The suggestions… Read more