best travel and language books
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 7:02 PM Last Post By: nanapen
Jan 11, 2012 2:41 PM
best travel and language booksHi Saavy Travellers
I can get a Rough Guide 2009 Thailand with 980 pages for $14 or a Lonely Planet Discover (what is this Discover?) 2011 with 408 pages for $18. Do you think there is much change in the info in the newer guide? Is it worth the price and size difference?
Also, I was going to get a Lonely Planet guide to Ankgor Wat. Also can anyone recommend the best language tapes for learning a small amount of Thai?thank you so much terrie
Jan 11, 2012 5:34 PM
1It's a matter of personal choice really. Both will list all the major attractions and (more or less) the same the places to stay, so there's not all that much difference in the content. Things change but not that much. You will have to add a few percent onto the prices of everything listed in either case.
If you want to save some money, buy a second hand one (from ebay/amazon or on the streetstalls in bangkok). You could also maybe borrow one from your local library for your planning phase.
I wouldn't get a whole book just for Angkor Wat. You could download and print the Angor section from the Cambodia guide, which would be more than sufficient IMO.
Pimsleur Thai is a good audio course.
Your guidebook will have a list of phrases and a bit about pronounciation.
The LP phrasebook is OK and pretty portable also.
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