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Hiking with Teresa in the Picos de Europa
Review of Picos De Europa - Sunflower Books by cr01

Advantages: A good little pocket guide book
Disadvantages: A little narrow in content

It’s only when you travel and hike abroad do you realise just how excellent the British Ordinance Survey Maps are. There is no other country (to my knowledge) that comes close to offering the same level of detail or accuracy that our OS Maps provide. Wh ... Read review

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29.11.2014 15:24
A good guide to the city of Istanbul
Review of Lonely Planet Istanbul - Lonely Planet by mumsymary

Advantages: Good info
Disadvantages: ?

...I also took out the lonely planet city guide from the library. The Lonely planet city guide is a slightly larger book to the rough guide it is 13 cm x 20cm x 1.25cm. 1/4 cm it has 244 pages, I think the font/script ... Read review

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Sounds like a good investment. by KateHurst
Nicely reviewedx by Chippytarka

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10.11.2014 05:49
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The rough guide which helped us in Istanbul.
Review of The Rough Guide to Istanbul - Terry Richardson by mumsymary

Advantages: good info
Disadvantages: none

...of books about Istanbul from the library one was this pocket rough guide written by Terry Richardson. I have used rough g ... Read review

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well reviewed by danielclark691
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06.11.2014 06:29
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A Castle in Spain (Catalunya)
Review of A Castle in Spain - Matthew Parris by StewwyB

Advantages: Interesting history about the castle and the role it has played
Disadvantages: Look for this book second hand, its RRP is expensive

Matthew Parris and a small group of family and close friends bought a ruin of a castle called L’Avenc in the Catalunya region of northern Spain in 1997. This book is about the problems and triumphs he encountered whilst renovating it, the hurdles he had t ... Read review

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Sounds interesting. by Kukana
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03.11.2014 09:36
Buying this might just be the number one 'Must Don't'
Review of India: 55 Must See Places & 50 Must Do Things - Destination Infinity by koshkha

Advantages: Some good ideas of things to do
Disadvantages: Some very poor listings on places to go

Is that really all you need to do for an e-book? ‘India: 55 Must See Places and 50 Must Do Things’ by Destination Infinity is the sort of book whose sheer mediocrity inspires me. It inspires me to think “Hell’s teeth! Someone thought this was worth an ... Read review

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Great review x by yazoo88
Well reviewed x by xmum2fourx
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22.07.2014 19:19
It felt like Kevin and ME in India
Review of Kevin and I in India - Frank Kusy by koshkha

Advantages: Dripping with authenticity and honesty
Disadvantages: I have to give it back as it was only a loaner

Give me a good travel book and you can shut me up for days I am susceptible to the temptations of good travel writing especially if it’s about a journey in India. Sadly, I’ve read a lot of bad travel writing too but my June freebie from the Kindle Own ... Read review

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Your review, I mean. by CelticSoulSister
Brilliant! I enjoyed reading that. by CelticSoulSister
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29.06.2014 16:56
The Mule Gun Is On The Yak
Review of Mustang A Lost Tibetan Kingdom - Michel Peissel by hiker

Advantages: Very readable account of a place that is only now changing
Disadvantages: None

Michel Peissel was a Frenchman. I automatically wrote "was" on the bland assumption that he is probably dead by now. He is, I checked. He died in Paris in 2011 at the age of 74. None of which is of interest. What is of interest is that one da ... Read review

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interesting review. by rolandrat123
An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
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15.06.2014 13:56
A cynics tale.
Review of A Land of Two Halves - Joe Bennett by anwar

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Its not funny, tells me little about New Zealand

...and have enjoyed them all. A recent trip to my local library looking for something to lift my mood, I came across a travel book about New ... Read review

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Exceptional review xXx by Deesrev
I'll give it a miss. I'm saving NZ until I can have enough time to do it justice. (Famous last words - I'll probably end up going for a ten-day quick fix) by hiker

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08.05.2014 11:03
Riding the Rails the Indian Way
Review of Around India in 80 Trains - Monisha Rajesh by koshkha

Advantages: A very readable and honest account of her travels
Disadvantages: Needs a map to put things into context

Going Back to Her Roots Monisha Rajesh’s parents left India and moved to the UK where she and her brother were born. The family attempted to move back to India whilst Monisha and her brother were children, two decades before the book is set, but it di ... Read review

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I only wish I had the nerve... given that I don't have a passepartout by hiker
interesting. by rolandrat123
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27.04.2014 16:31
A nice little guide but very pricey
Review of Metropolis Pictorial Stepping Into The Yards Of Japan Tokyo Edition - Tan Qi Rong by laurahartleyy

Advantages: Nice pictures, look at 'real' Japan
Disadvantages: Pricey, some blurry photos

Metropolis Pictorial is a photography and travel book that consists of full page photos of some of Tokyo's top sites. Each photo is labelled with some including short, but detailed, information about what makes each place special, how to get there, how to ... Read review

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This sounds good apart from the price! by dkm1981
A good review of an interesting subject, just a pity they didn't go the extra mile and translate it properly - or get an English ghost writer to do it. R. by RICHADA
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10.04.2014 07:27
Superficial and Repetitive
Review of Frommer's Marrakech Day by Day - Kerry Walker by koshkha

Advantages: At least it doesn't weigh much
Disadvantages: Superficial and silly. Poorly structured and annoying

Travelling Light I have a few ideal travel companions; my husband, my bear, a hefty first aid kit and the Dorling Kindersley guide to wherever I’m going. Everything else is a bonus. If easyJet and Ryanair have their way, that’ll be pretty much any of ... Read review

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E! by angelboouk123
Duly noted, the DK one instead :-) by ladyofflame
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31.03.2014 05:13
Apples are from Kazakhstan
Review of In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared - Christopher Robbins by hiker

Advantages: Full of detail
Disadvantages: A bit naive in style

I've heard it said that since the release of the film Borat, tourism to Kazakhstan has rocketed. Having neither seen the film, nor being remotely inclined to, I cannot pass any comment on how likely that is. But having read Chris Robbins' book about the ... Read review

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I like the sound of this. by Essexgirl2006
Yes, you've got me interested. by torr

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23.03.2014 14:30
It Began With Beauty
Review of In the Valley of Mist - Justine Hardy by hiker

Advantages: The beauty of the valley shining through its harsh reality
Disadvantages: None

...for good reason. Geographically situated in the Himalaya but with the abundant fertility of the ... Read review

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Sounds a good read by mumsymary
Another one to add to my ever growing list to read!! by catsholiday
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09.03.2014 14:41
Move to the Country
Review of A House in Fez - Suzanna Clarke by hiker

Advantages: Interesting insights
Disadvantages: Somehow it didn't 'grab' me as much as I'd hoped

Perhaps it's a little unfair to come to A House in Fez still inspired by the storytelling of Tahir Shah's In Arabian Nights, because this is a very different take on Morocco, aimed (as a book) no doubt at a very different market, but reading the two in qu ... Read review

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Super review. E from me. by Listerbelle
Despite the warnings, I'd probably still want to read it. by koshkha
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01.03.2014 18:09
Are you sitting comfortably...?
Review of In Arabian Nights - Tahir Shah by hiker

Advantages: Read it and see...
Disadvantages: None

Once upon a time there was a traveller who travelled through Pakistan to visit far Afghanistan, where he would seek out the lost treasure of the Mughals. Sadly the traveller had an English passport and a Muslim name, and he was travelling from one enemy s ... Read review

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Very well reviewed. by Essexgirl2006
Sounds intriguing but not sure it is for me. by catsholiday
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23.02.2014 18:01
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