From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.
This totally revised edition is the progeny of the first Lonely Planet guide, produced in LP founder Tony Wheeler's kitchen more than 25 years ago. True to its origins, South-East Asia on a Shoestring will help you travel from Myanmar to Sarawak on the tightest of budgets. This is the word on independent travel to the region, with more than 160 maps, border-crossing and visa information, public transportation tips, a thorough language section and glossary, plus itineraries for short trips or years-long journeys. --Kathryn True