The never-ending adventures of a travel writer in Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

More Press


My site www.muinebeach.net is recommended in yet another new Lonely Planet book; "Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & the Greater Mekong." It's a first edition--largely a shoestring guide to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, with the addition of Northwestern Thailand and Yunnan Province, China. It's good for people traveling in those areas who are looking to save money and excess weight in their pack from buying books for each country. While the edition does actually cover the areas where I've spent most of my own time, I can't help but wonder if the areas in China and Thailand would either be redundant or unused by most readers. Now that there are direct flights from the USA to Vietnam, this title might have been poorly timed.

I've been in discussion with a well-known publisher about writing a new guidebook for Vietnam. The process has been a little frustrating--after providing them with a nearly 50 page proposal, they've chosen to remain silent for quite some time. Negotiations with another publisher have been much more fruitfull however, so hopefully I'll have a new book on the horizon.

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