Enter the code, and receive all travel guides for $10 each. I just purchased Tasmania, and Sydney, and worked fine for both. Reduction from around the already discounted price of $18.
Do you get updates for these, or is it just a copy of the latest print version?
Tasmania has a travel guide? Jokes aside good deal :)
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Just downloaded it this morning and saw this post.
Already got that one this morning! Haven't they had some great deals on offer on that app.
The e-book for Lonely Planet Tasmania is (almost) free for people who live in SA, Vic and Tas, providing they have the correct library cards.
(click on find at a library)
What happened to their 'Sydney Encounter Guide' - can't see it listed, but seem to recall seeing on their website a couple of months ago that a new edition was meant to come out about now.
Last time lonely planet had a sale it was even cheaper if you put in a US based address.
Suggest you try it here.
Looks like site has been ozbargained! sheesh.!
No it ain't - works for me.
LOL Last night scanned latest Myanmar guide borrowed from library. Some libraries, as pointed out, have digital versions for loan (eg Brissie has 3 week loan).
Used the $9 Dell printer/scanner. Oh well, a digital book & printer for less than the price of the book on this deal. But took a couple of hours to do a good job. Will consider the Japan guide as just bought discount flights - a large book so only worth scanning small sections. (Just checked - Japan guide is due for new edition by the time I go, so not worth downloading now.)
When I visited Myanmar, pirated (?) copies of Lonely Planet were everywhere. Someone had hit it with a photocopier and did a good job at binding it. It was probably one of the few books you could buy in English.
The ironic thing was the paper quality of the copy felt better than the real version. <Insert jokes about the book being totally absorbing here>
Trouble with any printed guide on Myanmar - prices are so out of date before even printed. (Not so with Japan, where prices are often less!) Scanned so can read on phone & decrease weight as only travel with carry-on luggage. Hope you enjoyed Myanmar! I'm going in 2 weeks.
It's not every day i encounter someone tighter than i am …
Oh I'm cheap, as I travel a lot (up to 9 months a year on holidays overseas) & hardly ever work.
With a smaller guide like Myanmar, that means about 160 scans. (Introductory 38 pages are available free as a sample on Amazon. Other pages are similar in all guides & not worth copying.) The $9 Dell scans in colour 4 pages/minute to a memory card inserted into the printer. Break the book up into easy 10-15 page PDFs, based on regions/cities for faster access. Pretty easy to read on my $69 Woolies Android phone.
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I find it better to print out the sections you need, then chuck them when you're finished,
Saves you taking a cumbersome book which is often so out of date, that it's not of great use.
pity travelfish.org don't yet cover Myanmar, as I mostly just use them & tripadvisor for my travels as i swear Lonely planet authors rarely seem to visit the places they write about, or certainly not recently.
I borrow & look at LP before trip for a general idea for travel & may scan guides to sites like temples, but accommodation & food is so out of date (even at time of printing) it is rarely worth reading. Thats where www.tripadvisor.com is useful for up to date info. Their free downloaded city guides are great to use (offline) - found the top sites to see very good. Forums on LP are also useful.
Talking to a hostel owner in England, she pointed to the LP reviewer. He stayed minutes to update the review. Compare that with community written advice on tripadvisor. Quality of advice varies, but is usually very useful. Like all guides, it does not list all accommodation. Talking to fellow travellers or locals brings up some gems.
In the past, have printed out sections of guide books & posted them ahead (to friends or Post Offices) to cut down on my weight. When I am finished, I leave them behind for fellow travellers. Now find travel so much easier using the phone. Printing out pages makes it easier to read than the book version, as you can enlarge the page. Of course, now the page can be enlarged on a tablet or even phone screen. Handy for those like myself who find LP guide book print a little small, after decades of backpacking.
My printed versions of LP were picked up at backpackers, discarded by travellers leaving the country & wanting to shed weight. I cut those guides into the chapters, and just travel with what I need. Restricting travel to an area of a country, returning to different areas over several holidays, limits travel costs within some expensive countries like Japan.
Thanks for reminding about www.travelfish.org
Myanmar forum: www.travelfish.org/board/topic/burma
nice one, off to Europe in July and just saved $15 :-) Thx OP
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