Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 2011 Books and Movies

I didn't have a whole lot of time this month, being on my South Eastern Asian adventure and all, but on the plane trip to Bali I did manage to catch three quarters of the Narnia movie, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Unfortunately, KLM's in flight entertainment wasn't working on the way back, so I didn't finish it. If I get it finished in May or beyond, I'll blog about it then.

I did read one very important book though, cover to cover, but not in sequence. :)

southeast asia on a shoestring

This popular travel guide from the Lonely Planet really was the backbone of my trip. I used almost exclusively "our pick" recommended businesses and was rarely disappointed. I read up on all the places I went to, and when I needed something to read, I found myself reading the other sections too! I'm pretty sure they're putting out another one soon, but this 2009 edition was almost spot on. With the exception of the declining US dollar, most prices were within range. I'm looking forward to reading a borrowed 1989 copy, now that I've been, to see the changes. I've used LP guide books for most of my trips, and will continue to do so, especially because looking at my collection on my bookshelf will always prompt a quick visit to my new favorite travel booking site that searches thousands of airlines for your cheapest options. :D