Books (updated Feb. 2004)
My own favourite guidebooks are those by David Stanley (Moon Publications) who writes nicely with open-minded and critical comments. They are really musts in your personal library when you plan your trips and good weekend and evening reading. The best ones for our purposes in my very personal opinion are the following:
SOUTH PACIFIC HANDBOOK, By
7th Edition: 915 pages, 143 maps
MICRONESIA HANDBOOK, By Neil Levy
6th Edition: 311 pages, 70 maps
SOUTHEAST ASIA HANDBOOK, By
4th Edition: 1080 pages, 204 maps
Lonely Planet books:
Asia on a shoestring, By Chris Rowthorn et al
11th Edition: 936 pp / 8 pp colour / 161 maps
Africa on a shoestring;
10th Edition: 1084pp / 4pp colour / 229 maps,
Lonely Planet has a nice server with which you can go deeply into travel information even into very exotic places (try something like Pitcairn Island). The Weblinks given there (It is called "On-line Info: Take the subWWWay to" in the end of each destination) provide you with a good starting point.
South Pacific Organizer (David Stanley) has the same material of Moon Publications as above.
For travel planning, accomodation, flight reservation and booking, there are excellent Internet machines and they have been used with good experiences. See eg. Homepage of CÚdric Baechler, HB9HFN
A few years ago I bought ($28 including US first class mailing) "DXpeditioners Worldwide Licensing Guide" by Craig M. Maxey, ex KH8AL (NOW AH8DX) which contains info for over 300 countries. Each country has a summary for who/how/whether/conditions. For the "easier" countries, it includes a blank copy of the form needed to apply for the license (at 80% actual size).
< firstname.lastname@example.org > (Darrel Van Buer, AK6I, Dec. 1995)
DX WORLD GUIDE ---> The new edition (Feb. 1998, 354 pages) of "The DX World Guide" by DJ9ZB is now available from DL8HCZ (Joe Kraft, Gruetzmuehlenweg 23, D-22339 Hamburg, Germany) for DM30 (Europe) and DM40 or US$25 (rest of the world), postage included. For further information please contact:
< FUNK-TELEGRAMM@t-online.de > Joe Kraft, DL8HCZ
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