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South East Asia on a shoestring 2001 edition - any good?

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1. Posted by roxy85 (Budding Member 30 posts) 6y

Hi all

I was thinking of purchasing the newest edition of the lonely planet book South East Asia on a shoestring, when my friend gave me an old copy of his from 2001.

Do you think this will be helpful or am i better off buying the newer version?

Cheers :)

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Oct-2009, at 05:41 by roxy85 ]

2. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 6y

Definitely get a more recent version.
If it was 1 or maybe 2 years, I'd say OK-- but 8 is pushing it.
It may be OK to give you a rough idea on itineraries, and sights you don't want to miss.
But if you use it for recommendations on guesthouses and restaurants ( which I certainly always do) I think the information could be a bit outdated.

3. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 6y

Use it to get a feel for the place before you go . Then buy one when you get there .
They are cheap in SEA, copied versions but they do the job .