Posts Tagged ‘Nick Ray’

Hotel Inspections in Laos with Lonely Planet

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Nick Ray was recently working in Laos on a new edition of the best-selling Lonely Planet guidebook, out this month. This video takes readers behind the scenes to show them how LP goes about selecting the best places to stay.

The video starts with Nick inspecting the memorable Luang Say Lodge in Pak Beng. His cameraman colleague Andy Richardson then takes a look at the Xayana Guesthouse, also known as the X3 Capsule Hotel to see the dormitory options on offer in Luang Prabang. At the other extreme, Nick checks out the stunning La Residence Phou Vao, one of the most luxurious properties in all of Laos. Andy then gets to sample some style with a visit to Le Sen Boutique Hotel, one of the best all-rounders in Luang Prabang. They finish up at Villa Suan Mark, a family-run flashpacker pad with a great atmosphere.

Warning: these videos were made by toilet-humour obsessed Brits and several uncensored toilets appear throughout the video.

The Elephant Conservation Center in Laos

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Check out this video put together by together by Nick Ray and Andy Richardson during his recent Lonely Planet research trip through Northern Laos for the new Laos Lonely Planet guidebook, out in bookshops now.

Nick was covering Luang Prabang and Northern Laos for new 8th edition of the Laos guidebook. The Elephant Conservation Center was one of the standout new additions for the latest book, located in Sayaboury Province in the far west of the country. A new bridge and road link means it is just two hours from Luang Prabang.

Nick Ray and Andy Richardson studied at the University of Warwick together back in the 1990s and have since had the opportunity to work together on several filming assignments for Lonely Planet and other leading global brands.

LP Cambodia Launch

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Hanuman’s very own Nick Ray, who doubles up as the coordinating author of the best-selling Lonely Planet Cambodia guidebook, will be appearing at Monument Books in Phnom Penh on Thursday 31 May, alongwith his LP colleague Greg Bloom, to help launch the arrival of the 8th edition of the popular guidebook.

Hot Off The Press

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The latest LP Cambodia

The newest book on Cambodia from Hanuman’s very own product team.

The latest Lonely Planet Cambodia guidebook is due out next month though we already have a pristine copy in the Hanuman office. In fact our copy is still warm from the printing press. The reason being is that our own Nick Ray is the coordinating author, so he gets first dibs. The Cambodia edition comes out every two years, so this one has the most up-to-date information on hotels, restaurants, bars, borders and transport that you can lay your hands on. It’s a new-look book as Lonely Planet have changed their design template, with a lot more colour throughout, new sections such as If You Like and Regions At A Glance, as well as the old favourites like Top 10 Experiences and their extensive coverage of Angkor. The size and shape of the book remain the same, there are sixteen pages less this time around and an increase of a dollar in price to US$23.99. Nevertheless, it beats all its competitors hands-down for ease of reference and coverage of the whole country, including a new six-page feature on the islands off the south coast. Nick and Greg Bloom are the two writers responsible for the latest edition of what is by a country mile, the most popular guidebook on Cambodia.

Don’t forget to get a copy of To Cambodia With Love, published by ThingsAsian Press and compiled and edited by Hanuman’s very own Andy Brouwer. This labour of love was launched in January 2011. From wilderness hikes in the Cardamom Mountains to scenic picnics overlooking Angkor Wat, discover the secrets of savvy expatriates, seasoned travelers, and inspired locals. With its unique insights into dining, shopping, sightseeing, and culture, To Cambodia With Love is a one-of-a-kind guide for the passionate traveler. When it comes to Cambodia, no one knows it better than the sixty contributors to To Cambodia With Love, personally selected by Andy. Sharing more than 120 personal stories in their own words, they will introduce you to some of the country‚Äôs most memorable experiences. Like the Lonely Planet Cambodia guidebook, To Cambodia With Love is available from bookstores and online. We would recommend both, but of course we are biased.