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Aug 31st 2009 10:25AM I agree. I doubt that many of the 'proudtobeamerican' Americans are the ones going with the Maple Leaf, more the 'notwiththeproudtobeamerican' Americans. Nevertheless, it's counterproductive to pose as another nationality. If you think Americans suffers a bad rep -- for being insensitive tourists, whatever -- go chang the perception by being yourself. And American!
May 15th 2009 11:53AM You're right about that, the 50th hotel review. I just might do a u-turn back to Nipple Clamp Land myself!
I wonder if the Cheeky Girls will sue them?
May 15th 2009 11:39AM Only logical there would be more punk-rock guidebooks out there. Think I'll avoid the Windmill Man if I can.
I'm not sure I'd generalize all guidebooks as boring though. When writing them, I find sometimes the traveler off the bus in Comitan or Plovdiv just wants to know how to get to the center, what's a good $20 deal, and where food's at. The more clever and quirky it's written -- sometimes at least -- the more distracting the the traveler on the ground.
Then again, I swore off nipple clamps.
May 15th 2009 11:34AM In my travel dreams, I've wanted to do two things:
a) Create a guidebook to the Fake Parises. So I was pleased by the Venice list here.
b) Create a guidebook to Bear Attacks of the Western Hemisphere: The Ninenties. Track down all reported bear attacks, from the Andes (do they have bears) to the Rockies and Adirondacks, and put it together as a guidebook with winner B&Bs and local cuisines. It would not be supporting bear attacks. And no bears would be harmed making it.
Apr 26th 2009 10:08AM For what it's worth, I just updated Thomas Kohnstamm's History chapter for the upcoming edition of LP's History chapter of the Colombia guide and I found no errors in it whatsoever. That said, I did make many changes/additions -- as I tend to do with all LP guidebook jobs, I put my own voice on it.
By the way, I did go to Colombia. I also updated Bogota.