publication date should be printed on the inside page of the book.
Planet usually gives the first publication date, the date of publication of
the copy in your hands, and when reprinted with travellers' updates.
They have an army of followers who
freely update their books; often without credit. The biggest of credits, must go to
Tony and Maureen Wheeler, who started it all.
fooled by the rogues at Hachete,
who took it all a little further...
Le Guide du ROUTARDE, Vietnam,
which I bought near the end of '96, boldly stated 1997/98 on the cover, and even had the
cheek to print �1997 inside.
update our Web Pages
ahead of time.
Ok, we're not
talking Turner Broadcasting with yesterday's news here, but even new.... seems old
As an example of how quickly things change... I wanted to praise a particular hotel in Hanoi
that offered us a beautifully furnished, spacious double for $20 a night (a bargain), and
a delightful restaurant not far from the station whose food and service were excellent for
the moderate price.
The Cuu Long hotel changed our room,
after two nights, and only told us about it at eleven in the evening. (We paid $15 for the
smaller effort, and moved on the following morning).
And after going out of our way to
return to the Hanoian bar + restaurant, the noodles tasted like pre-packed 'thingies',
without enough water added to them before being fried.