Guiding the Way
I'm pleased to announce that a new guidebook I was privileged to be part of hits the shelves of good bookshops (and that online shop Amazon) everywhere on 19 April
Since Covid hit the region, I’ve found travel writing commissions have been few and far between. However, I have been lucky enough to be asked to update a couple of guidebooks, with one hitting the bookshops on the 19th of April. I began the process of editing it last summer, but delays in going to print (most likely due to the pandemic not finishing as early as they hoped) meant it wasn't finally done until late December.
The book is Fodor's Essential Thailand: with Cambodia & Laos. As you’ve probably guessed, the book is not just about Cambodia, instead it packages the country as a small add-on trip - along with Laos - to Thailand, which frankly is how many tourists traditionally saw the Khmer kingdom, worth little more than a few days tramping around the temples of Angkor before jetting off to the next destination. I’m hopeful that those days won’t return too soon, and that visitors to Cambodia will give the country more time on their itinerary than a cursory visit to Siem Reap. I’ve been here four years now, and there’s so much to recommend it as I’ve mentioned in numerous blogs (which you’ve hopefully read, if not go have a look at some now!). But don’t just listen to me, pick up a copy and let Fodor’s (okay, and yes, me) tell you all about it.
I’m curious to know - do you still read guidebooks? If so, why? And if not, why not?
Excellent! Will do, Simon. 🙏🏻👌🏻