That’s our bookshelf up there (notice the Thailand book), that’s my girlfriends book from when she went to Thailand several years ago. I’ll be reading that over the next several weeks or months to help figure out an itinerary.
I really have no idea what I’ll find in that book, or which destinations will interest me but I’ll soon find out…
I’m a Lonely Planet man myself. There I said it, I never mentioned my guidebook preference on my website thetravelapprentice.com but now seems like a good time in case you couldn’t tell from the picture. :)
That being said, I’ll never say Lonely Planet is the best guidebook for you and I explain why here: 3.2 - Choosing a Guidebook.
I’ll read my girlfriends Thailand Guidebook using the same strategy as I read most of those books on the shelf. Read more about my strategy here: 3.2 - Where to Go.
I provided those links to my website without explanation to avoid being redundant. Those two chapters will take some time to complete as I’ll need to dedicate time to those tasks.
My life is time, as is yours. I have a full-time job, a girlfriend, a neglected 4x4, a website, this blog and many other time consuming life things. These aren’t complaints, they’re just life and each one requires time and effort.
Reading the Thailand guidebook might be near the bottom of my priority list but a priority it certainly is. I’ll need to find time to read (sort-of read) over 700+ pages about Thailand and this is a task I’m most looking forward to.
After reading through that book I’ll present my findings to my woman, aka Melissa. These plans are not just mine for me, they’re ours for us but I’m the travel apprentice website blogger guy who’s never been to Thailand so I’m getting the first crack at planning this thing.
That book is bit outdated but the new one doesn’t come out until February 2012. I’m going to read that older one and consider buying the new one if I feel it’s needed.
PS: Melissa and I are planning Thailand as our first trip together!