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Crossing a Continent - no-one said it would be easy
Review of Traversa - Fran Sandham by hiker

Advantages: Simply brilliant - travel writing at its best
Disadvantages: None

When you reach the end of Fran Sandham's solo walk across Africa, as he finally dips his toe into the Indian Ocean, you need to go back to the beginning and start again. Lots of books make you want to do that. In this case, you actually need to: in orde ... Read review

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beautifully reviewed by bettyboo47
This sounds like something I may like. by Essexgirl2006
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03.09.2015 22:45
Great Book! Make me want to explore Italy soon!
Review of Italy - Lonely Planet by brownsnuffles

Advantages: Helpful Guide
Disadvantages: Price is a bit expensive

I haven't been to Italy before but I have a few Italian friends who recommended me to buy this book. I thought this is a great book for a traveler who hasn't been to Italy before, like me. It gives complete information and guides about a lot of things lik ... Read review

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Not bad! by Secre
A lot more detail is needed to get better ratings by Mauri
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04.08.2015 10:35
Two motor bikes, a Jedi and a Diva
Review of Long Way Round by StewwyB

Advantages: It's a proper, real life adventure story
Disadvantages: Charley is a bit irritating to read when he's having a diva strop

...BMW motorbikes in this book, Long Way Round. They made a television programme about the same trip, which was the forerunner to their ‘Long Way Down’ adventure go ... Read review

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I enjoyed watching their shows! They seem very likeable!x by Chippytarka
VH, and this sounds like a great read! If you like unusual travel accounts, you should try Blood River; a journalist crosses Congo on a motorbike, a dugout and by other means. by Silveryew

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18.07.2015 08:19
You'll Soon Be Tired of Pubs
Review of Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do in London - Tom Jones by MentalSarcasm

Advantages: Lots of suggestions, some bits of London I hadn't considered visiting
Disadvantages: Some suggestions are bizarre and suggest a lack of imagination from the writer

...in 2012, "Tired of London Tired of Life" is a take on the quote by Samuel Johnson that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford". This book, therefore is designed to reigni ... Read review

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well reviewed by StewwyB
VH by Secre
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27.06.2015 07:13
A Capital Walk
Review of Delhi - Sam Miller by hiker

Advantages: Lots of information and an entertaining read
Disadvantages: Footnotes are a bit of an overkill

Sam Miller was born the same year I was, and in the early 1990s he was the BBC correspondent based in Delhi. Married to an Indian, he returned in 2002 (not necessarily in that order) and has remained there ever since. Which just goes to show that he has d ... Read review

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very interesting by StewwyB
Back with an E by PerpetualMotion
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17.06.2015 12:09
Our Man In Hammerfest…(and Oslo, Hamburg, Rome, etc. etc.)
Review of Neither Here Nor There - Bill Bryson by steerpyke

Advantages: accessible, breezy, hilarious
Disadvantages: for facts and advice look elsewhere

Being someone who enjoys travel and reading about travel, any Bill Bryson book I find in a second hand bookshop or bargain bin is bought without a moment’s hesitation. Why? The simple reason is that he represents the everyman and has the ability to talk t ... Read review

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I'll have to get this for my husband - a big fan of Bryson. by MAFARRIMOND
Well reviewed by supercityfan

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19.05.2015 10:57
The Lost Boy
Review of Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer by wigglylittleworm

Advantages: well researched and interesting
Disadvantages: none

In 1992, Chris Mccandless was a recent college graduate from a solidly middle class family with a world of opportunities at his feet but he decided to drop out of society and travel around the USA eking out a living by doing odd jobs. He. He gave the mon ... Read review

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vh by StewwyB

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09.05.2015 00:34
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The Wild Rover
Review of The Wild Rover - Mike Parker by ryeb

Advantages: Makes me want to put my walking boots on, authors sense of humour
Disadvantages: Relatively poor quality illustrations, some subjects not covered in depth.

...picked up a copy of The Wild Rover to give me something to read on a long train journey. Described on the cover as a "blistering journey along Britain's footpaths", I first thought this non fiction travel book seemed a little dull. I like walking myself ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Excellent review. by Dentolux
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16.03.2015 12:01
True story of a wandering free spirit - Into the Wild
Review of Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer by StewwyB

Advantages: A very free spririt, there aren't enough interesting people in the world like him
Disadvantages: I would have liked more research from the author

...For those who don’t know, Into the Wild is the true story of Chris McCandless, a mid twenties American graduate from a privileged background who turned ... Read review

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VH review, thank you. by jb0077
Good review! by morticiaaddams

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02.03.2015 20:25
A Stranger in Strange Lands
Review of Stranger to History - Aatish Taseer by hiker

Advantages: Interesting viewpoints, well-written
Disadvantages: None

Aatish Taseer was born of out of a short week of passion between a Sikh Indian mother and a Pakistani Muslim father. The mother was a journalist; the father a politician. That week of passion was to be all it was, despite subsequent attempts at hushing ... Read review

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e :o) by euphie
great review...Joe by jpeggy1
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19.02.2015 22:38
Very Interesting and Informative Book
Review of The Disneylands That Never Were - Shaun Finnie by babybear42

Advantages: Gave me an insight into how Disney works.
Disadvantages: Made me sad that they didn't build everything.

...times and I've even tried the Disney Cruis ... Read review

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I would have preferred to read a little more "review subject" specific information here. R. by RICHADA
not bad by StewwyB
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16.02.2015 13:10
Definitely ready to take my first steps around the world!
Review of The Rough Guide to the First-Time Around the World - Edition 2 - Doug Lansky by emsi

Advantages: Lots of useful information, easy to read, funny.
Disadvantages: None for me.

...off on my travels at the beginning of 2016 so I am currently binge reading all the information I can get whether it's travel guides on the countries I plan to visit, fiction written about epic journies or some of the myriad of br ... Read review

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great review, E by StewwyB
e :o) by euphie
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07.02.2015 17:12
Life In Tibet: variations of 'truth'
Review of A Year in Tibet - Sun Shuyun by hiker

Advantages: An insight into real life in Tibet
Disadvantages: You can't take everything at face value

...the invasion of Tibet as a ... Read review

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e :o) by euphie
well covered by danielclark691
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01.02.2015 14:11
Always Time For One More Adventure
Review of Our Dusty Paradise - Linda Caine by hiker

Advantages: Evocative and personal
Disadvantages: None

...but for the fact that our story-teller never really has crises. Stuff happens, she makes a decision, and if that means changing the whole course of her life…well, why not? Back in 2004 I went on a wa ... Read review

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Obviously, thanks to the personal connection here, you end up right under the skin of this particular subject - which made for an unusually interesting read. R. by RICHADA
Nice :) by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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28.01.2015 19:52
Not as boring as its newspaper namesake...
Review of The "Times" Reference Atlas of the World by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Vast information.
Disadvantages: None seen.

Being someone who has a bit of a technical mind when it comes to reading maps and other related pieces of information or suchlike (but anything more would be too much!), I was happy when my parents were given this as a Christmas present from my uncle and ... Read review

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good review. by danielclark691
sounds interesting I like informative books about the world by siberian-queen
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26.01.2015 15:01
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