I really think that travel guides as Kindle (or other ebooks) are the future; the Lonely Planet guide makes an excellent kindle book when you are travelling - for a start the kindle much smaller and lighter than the paper books itself - and you can get dozens on the device. I recently planned a trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam on the one device. I only had a few days in each country so hit the highlights rather than tried for any remote or more detailed places.
The writing in LP Cambodia is easy to follow and there is a great history section to read before you go to help you get the feel for the place. One big benefit is that on the kindle edition you can see popular bookmarks and notes from other users should they choose toshare them; that turns it into the guidebook that has peer review before you go. The search facility and bookmarking / notes are invaluable as they help you find that museum in Phnom Penn that you were interested in visiting and just make it easier to tag places to visit or visited as you go; or you can use the search to finding a restaurant in Siem Reap. One negative is the maps are harder to use on the Kindle than other visitors paper copies.
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