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Lonely Planet author's confession by Ellerd on 13 April 2008 7:28am
 
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23527770-2,00.html

Oh dear!
 
Re: Lonely Planet author's confession by Spursfan on 13 April 2008 9:18am
 
Crikey! Though I probably agree with his statement "They didn't pay me enough to go Colombia," !! And who wants to holiday there anyway!!



 
Re: Lonely Planet author's confession by johnnythemonkey on 13 April 2008 9:35am
 
Not been there, not done that, but HAVE the T-shirt ?
 
Re: Lonely Planet author's confession by kazzzz on 13 April 2008 11:54am
 
Amazing! I wonder if this will affect the sales?
 
Re: Lonely Planet author's confession by suzulu on 13 April 2008 3:07pm
 
Hope not. I still think they are the best travel guides.
 
Re: Lonely Planet author's confession by tucsonmike on 13 April 2008 3:26pm
 
They still are the best overall guides. Now how true are his claims, or is he doing this to sell his own book?
 
Re: Lonely Planet author's confession by Ellerd on 13 April 2008 5:16pm
 
Mike, you took the words right out of my mouth! (Isn't that a song?)

What better way to promote your own book by slagging off an internationally-renowned company. I'm calling attention whore!
 
Re: Lonely Planet author's confession by elina on 13 April 2008 8:05pm
 
Didn't see that coming at all. Should some one go to check how much of his books are true? If they aren't, why hasn't anyone noticed?

Yes Ellerd, Meat Loaf's song.

 
Re: Lonely Planet author's confession by Ellerd on 14 April 2008 3:43pm
 
Lonely Planet responds:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/about/thomas_kohnstamm.cfm

Elina, I have that song in my head now - but I only know the one line!!
 



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