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5 Reasons Not To Trust Your Guide Book

Published 25th July 2009
by Paul Dow ~ 0 mins, 0 secs read

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Paul Dow is an English, optimistic, late sleeper, green tea drinker, writer, web developer, soccer fan and editor of TravMonkey. Currently recovering in London after traveling solo for 22 months through Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America.
4 Comments, have your say...
  1. Yeah it is in away, especially in countries like Australia.Anyway, Stacy how about joining the 30 day alcohol detox?You know you can do it!

  2. I thought I left a comment earlier today, but I must have messed up. What I was saying, though, is that I really appreciate what you are doing with the detox. I don't drink often, but I occasionally enjoy a nice cold beer or a glass of good wine. I wonder why is it so difficult to think of abstaining for 1 month. Since I have a wine tasting next week, I'm guessing the detox wouldn't work for me unless I can have one day off, and that kind of defeats the purpose. Good luck with your challenge!

  3. Nicely said. Things change quickly and following a guidebook to the letter means risking wasting a lot of time and energy getting to a place that is closed or 'so yesterday'.

  4. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your comment. I always find it a bit scary that many backpackers rely so much on their guide books today instead of actually using them as just a guide. It just means you miss out on so much that is going on that isn't stated in the book.


    Paul @


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