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Pirate Books: Lonely Planet Cambodia (2007 Enhanced Edition)

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This Enhanced Edition is a lonely planet parody that is better than the original. The printed book was for sale in Cambodia.

Part 1: Armchair Travelling

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Travel literature review. Detailed descriptions of places and of the beauty of the landscape inherent in travel literature are tedious.

The Best Travel Books

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Our two favorites in travel literature are Jet Lag’s Molvanîa and Will Ferguson’s Hokkaido Highway Blues. Molvanîa travel guide is an excellent parody of travel guidebooks. Molvanîa is a fictional country, “untouched by modern dentistry” as the book describes. It is, of course, situated in godforsaken East Europe, which is a most convenient base for mythical stories. The book is a rare treasure among travel literature’s usually dead-serious genre.