Item description for Laos, 4th (Footprint - Travel Guides) by Jock O'Tailan...
Forgotten land of Southeast Asia. The best sights and activities. Royal palaces, tribal villages and the magnificent Mekong. Caving , rafting and elephant trekking. Where to stay and what to eat. Bamboo huts and eco-lodges, croissants and fish sauce. A Golden Buddha, a Plain of Jars and four thousand islands.....
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.19" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Footprint Handbooks
ISBN 1904777538 ISBN13 9781904777533
Reviews - What do customers think about Laos, 4th (Footprint - Travel Guides)?
Good Geography, bad politics..... Nov 30, 2006
Excellent guide that seems well researched and geared for the middle income tourist (very rare in guidebooks). Comprehesive and up to date prices and listings were evident throughout. Only shortcoming was a decidedly leftist bent in the book's extensive history and cultural sections that is overly sycophantic and apologetic to the the illegal Vietnamese invasion and its subsequent occupation/exploitation of the nation from the 1950s to 1980s. Also overt propaganda excusing the oppressive Prathet Lao attrocities is evident in its sprinkling throughout the book. As this is a trend in LP and Rough Guides as well, I suppose I cannot blame this young author too for falling into the "Khao san Road journalist" trap. But overall, outside of the naiive political bent, the book is very handy and almost as good as the Moon Handbooks used to be when they were written for the area.