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Guidebooks Are A Godsend....
And a tremendous amount of research has gone into them.

Don't cling to them religiously, as many travellers do. They are not the bibles that they are made out to be, and are often out of date before they are published. To get the most out of guidebooks... use them sparingly for basic orientation, then discover the towns and cities on your own.


The information in the guidebooks on museums and places of interest are great when all other signs look foreign.

But when it comes to hotels and restaurants, every one to their own taste and budget. Believe me, the gems are never in black and white for all to see, and bargains rise in price with popularity.

The places are usually full with foreigners; us, the travellers.

Wandering around on your own,
you will find reasonably priced quality rooms;
and restaurants with tables, and a local ambiance

Just because it isn't in the book, doesn't mean that you are entering a hell-hole, or a den of thieves, more often than not, you will encounter a haven of tranquillity that didn't see you coming.

Don't be a sad type who writes to say that it wasn't like you said in the book. Open your eyes, and explore for yourselves!

Asia Index

Nomadic Gatherings - Travels in Asia and Australia

Travel on trains and buses in Asia, then jump into cars with complete strangers in Australia and New Zealand as Michel introduces you to a collection of characters that bring Nomadic Gatherings to life.

If you can't afford to buy a copy of Nomadic Gatherings, the chapters are slowly being made available online - for free.

You may even decide that it really is worth having a hard copy in your hands; a useful read for those long bus journeys being written about, and for endless waits at ferry ports.

Nomadic Gatherings - Online Chapters.

Find out more about Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, The Middle East, and The Americas.
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