Farewell Geoff Crowther
21 April 2021 | Culture
Geoff Crowther (15 March 1944-13 April 2021) died last week. Geoff played a key role in the early years of Lonely Planet, he wrote the first editions of Africa on a Shoestring (originally Africa on the Cheap), South America on a Shoestring and with Prakash A Raj and m...
President for Life – Hastings Banda
16 April 2009 | The rest
Cycling through Malawi on the Tour d’Afrique bicycle ride in March I kept on bumping in to a gentleman who took a serious dislike to Lonely Planet in the early 1980s – Dr Hastings Banda, Malawi’s ‘President for Life.’ Early editions of our Africa guide (and our pionee...