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Great guide to a great city but with layout issues (RG Amsterdam)
Review of The Rough Guide to Amsterdam - Karoline Densley by skyelightsmoke

Advantages: comprehensive, informative, opinionated
Disadvantages: idiotic layout of the listing section separating sightseeing, eating, snacking and drinking

The short of it A great guide to a fascinating city, marred a bit by an infuriating layout in the listings section. Still, very much recommended. The longer story The Good This Rough Guide is as comprehensive, up to date and well res ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
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20.01.2017 17:16
Essential Reference Work
Review of A to Z of Britain and Ireland - Trevor Montague by DanielFullard

Advantages: Detailed, useful and well researched
Disadvantages: Nothing...maybe too much info?

...series which aims to provide a reference work for, well, General Knowledge. The books are hefty tomes containing everyt ... Read review

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Don't know how you expect people to rate when, despite members commenting on it repeatedly, you are only interested in taking without giving. A tenfold discrepancy between awarded and received - and the rating level you have achieved notwithstanding - must be a record by 2mennycds
How much is it, and from where can I buy it? by ravingreviewer
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08.01.2017 13:46
highest mountain indonesian ?
Review of Cry from the Highest Mountain - Tess Burrows by buzu12

Advantages: hike to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Disadvantages: volcanic eruption

Hi all.. Today I will share information about the highest mountain in Indonesia who knows there is interest to climb, let alone a hobby 10 complete list of the highest mountain in Indonesia Indonsia is one country that has the largest number of mount ... Read review

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OT by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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15.12.2016 01:47
The book is full of bad information
Review of Warsaw - Christian Swindells by fogmafia

Advantages: none
Disadvantages: all information is not real compared to what other books give.

...a alcoholic brit living in warsaw who will write anything for fin ... Read review

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more info. by forpickeup
topical by thedevilinme
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17.09.2016 22:42
"This gentle place had allowed me to use it as its home.."
Review of The Wild Places - Robert Macfarlane by 2mennycds

Advantages: Life affirming, evocative, lovely, fascinating
Disadvantages: Evocation approach may not be to all tastes

...and I was drawn by the front cover. I was intrigued by the commendation by The Times on it: “A wonderful evocation of Britain’s natural beauty and a r ... Read review

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Nicely reviewed! by AliceBond
Fantastic. Sorry I have no e's left by stacey2911

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01.02.2016 06:40
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Patrick Leigh Fermor - backpacking in 1930's Eastern Europe
Review of The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - Patrick Leigh Fermor by cr01

Advantages: Just beautiful travel writing
Disadvantages: A little dense in places for my tiny brain

...is without doubt one of the more interesting travel writers around. First, Leigh Fermor travelled around Europe as a teen in the mid 1930’s at a time where most people didn’t travel in a “backpacki ... Read review

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Nice review by justarube
I suspect the days when being able to quote Byron got you anywhere are long gone. by hiker
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26.01.2016 07:06
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Bye bye lemons
Review of The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society - Chris Stewart by StewwyB

Advantages: Very well written
Disadvantages: It's the last book in the trilogy and I would love to read more

...Chris Stewart, used to be the drummer in Genesis (pre-Phil Collins, while they were still a proper band!). When he was around 40 years old, (talk about a mid life crisis!) he uprooted from England and moved to Las Alpuj ... Read review

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Vh by cath_del

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24.09.2015 19:05
Every cloud has a photographer's lining
Review of Rainy Days in the Lake District - Val Corbett by 2mennycds

Advantages: Unusual subject matter, amusing, nice arrangement of photos
Disadvantages: Some may dislike the "postcard" format

“NOT ANOTHER LAKE DISTRICT PHOTO COMPILATION?” Let’s face it, there are coffee-table books a-plenty about the Lake District. Pile them on top of each other and they would tower above Scafell Pike, right? Most contain a fair number of stunning photograph ... Read review

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good stuff by anonymili
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15.09.2015 10:05
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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very well covered by danielclark691
well reviewed by StewwyB
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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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Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
VH x by justarube

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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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vh x by shellyjaneo
well reviewed by StewwyB
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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, may check this out, so thanks! by 2mennycds
vh by Pointress

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09.05.2015 00:34
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