Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Lonely Planet

I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the Lonely Planet travel guide I'm reading on Taiwan. While the history and travel information in the general section was quite good, I was dismayed to see repeated references in the specific city writeups on where you can get American food and hang out with a bunch of expats. If I'm traveling overseas, why would I want to eat the same things I do at home and hang out with the same kinds of people? Traveling for me is all about immersing oneself in new cultures. I had always thought of Lonely Planet as a travel guide that looked outside the box. Evidently, I was mistaken.

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