Showing posts from July, 2007

Pirate Books: Lonely Planet Cambodia (2007 Enhanced Edition)

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

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

The Best Travel Books

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.