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Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap by [Wheeler, Tony]
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Lonely Planet: #1 Travel publisher in the world*

Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap is a reprint of the very first Lonely Planet guide, originally published in 1973. It gives anyone interested in travel a unique insight into how Lonely Planet began and an idea of what it was like to travel overland from Europe to Asia, 40 years ago.

Inside Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap

  • Introduction to the Lonely Planet story
  • Latest eBooks Discover how far Lonely Planet's books have changed over the last 40 years
  • Country by country get an understanding of what it was like to travel overland in the 70s... ideal for the armchair traveller

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Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tony and Maureen Wheeler.

About Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel content provider. Started in 1973, we enable curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of a place via guidebooks to every destination on the planet, an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community.

'TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favourite Travel Guide category'

"Lonely Planet... It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world." - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3224 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet (Feb. 1 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BG37DCS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,162 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa8dbe078) out of 5 stars 26 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8292e40) out of 5 stars Dated as a modern practical guide, but wonderful as a bit of historical nostalgia about travel March 1 2014
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I get that others would give this negative reviews for it's 21st century irrelevance *as a modern travel guide*. I don't think that this is why this has been made available in Kindle. This is hippie trail travel guru Tony Wheeler's opening shot which birthed the now-ubiquitous Lonely Planet guides, including some cute and funny illustrations. It's a fascinating trip back, and well-worth the read, both for younger folks who would be interested in what innovative travel was like pre-Internet, and for their elders who may or may not remember this when it was new (or new-ish, as was my case).

Thanks to the publishers for making it available in this format... "on the cheap."
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7fcd084) out of 5 stars The Way We Were March 11 2014
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Read in a few sittings. Really enjoyed some of the historical information and a look back at how the middle east has changed to remain the same. Overland is a better way of seeing things than through the airport. Lack of money can also be a great agent to try something new. Wish I could return to 1972 sell my stereo and see the world as only youth allows. Great read not threatening.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa83337e0) out of 5 stars Great book March 31 2013
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I came to Australia overland in 1972. It was great to read the first Lonely Planet book. Afterwards The books where the travellers bible. Interesting to read the prices. Darwin - Bali was quoted at $88 then. You can get cheaper specials now in 2013. $88 would have been about a week and a half's wages then.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa852de64) out of 5 stars About the year... Aug. 1 2014
By Leo K.C. LAW - Published on
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Some of the reviewers seem not understand...

The year shows "2013", but it is the year when this groundbreaking LP was reprinted.
(as gift??)

As some other reviewers said, the book's first publication is in 1970s, around some 40 years ago.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7fd163c) out of 5 stars It was wonderful to find this book and relive my adventures Aug. 1 2015
By Dee Golles - Published on
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Reading this book brought tears to my eyes. Somehow I got a copy of this book- the front page was torn off I think. As I reread this book I realized that this was probably the first guide to travel across Asia and the Middle East. Over the years I had forgotten so much and wondered- how on earth did I ever know how to get across? This book brought it all back. It also made me realize how much things have changed in the world. At the time the Viet Nam war was on, you could not go into Ankor Wat , and you COULD travel all through Afganistan, Iran, Syria. There were so many questions that were not clear. The Pakistan-India border for example. Due to a recent war and all the politics it really wasn't clear if one could cross by land or not. I remember reading the crossing passage over and over , parsing each phrase before I finally just took the plunge and headed for that border. ( I made it across into Pakistan and was actually welcomed!).

It was wonderful to find this book and relive my adventures. Well worth perusing to see what it was like to travel in the 70's on the cheap!