Pocket-sized Lonely Planet memoriesby Toby Manhire
Talk of the wind-down of the travel-guide publisher sparks a flurry of nostalgic budget-travel tweets.
The company issued a series of denials about the impact of the changes, but it did nothing to staunch an outpouring of funereal nostalgia on Twitter, with fans of the books – and some of their authors - recalling important Lonely Planet inspired moments, using the hashtag #lpmemories.
Here’s 10 of them ...
Swigging champagne in an Orissa jungle hut with Russian backpackers while elephants trumpeted outside. #lpmemories— Kate James (@katejames) July 20, 2013
Drove 800km thru Australian outback. Headed to nearest pub to eat, guy tries to impress me by lighting his chest hair on fire. #lpmemories— Sara Benson (@indie_traveler) July 23, 2013
Regaled by a Welsh guy who swore the secret to health was eating a clove of garlic a day in Mickey Mao's in Yangshuo, China. #LPMemories— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) July 22, 2013
In Mumbai, on ferry to Elephanta caves, EVERY passenger reads a book, and EVERY book is turned to same page #lpmemories— Himanshu Nautiyal (@hnautiyal) July 23, 2013
surviving amoebic dysentry in Kerela 1992 #lpmemories wish I had read the note about the dangers of drinking local coconut beer— Kareim Jamal (@Kareim) July 23, 2013
Researched a Marquesan beach w no car access or boat service. Because of time restrictions I ran there: 8 miles RT over a hill #lpmemories— celeste brash (@radioceleste) July 19, 2013
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