Dear Lonely Planet
I am a big fan of your Lonely Planet guides but for a long time now I have noticed a gap in your range and I feel that I can rectify this. You currently have no Lonely Planet Penrith guide and I was wondering if you would commission me to write one? I have made a mock up cover for you to look at below.
I feel that Penrith is a major attraction for both domestic and international tourists, we have over 10 different pubs and our Westfields shopping centre is absolutely massive! Westfields actually added a whole new section a couple of years ago and there is a JB Hi Fi in it, as well as a Dick Smiths and a Hogs Breath Café.
Penrith and it’s suburbs also boast 6 Subway outlets, so visitors can always eat fresh. The Northern Road is also a notable attraction as you can hit speeds of up to 70 kms on it (except between school traffic times when you pass St Doms Boys School when you have to do 40 kms).
Penrith is also well known for it’s multiculturalism. We have three separate Indian restaurants and one of them even has a goat dish. We also have a wide range of Chinese restaurants, most of whom offer a take-away or delivery service. Anyone who walks down High Street in Penrith will be hard pressed to deny Penrith’s credibility as a hub of multicultural experience!
Obviously this is all just the tip of the iceberg, or as people in Penrith like to say “There’s heaps more to it, ay.” Please let me know if you are interested in this idea as I don’t think it will take me very long to write. I have not offered my Penrith-guide expertise to DK Eyewitness guides yet as I think Lonely Planet is the best.
Originally published in the zine Collected Letters #2