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The "Silk Road" must be the most romanticised route in the world. It conjures up pictures from all of our fairy tales, of castles and minarets and oriental folk in strange garb. For me personally it conjures a hard-paved road I once walked in the foothills of the Annapurnas - a strange cart-scale ... Read review
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Silken Shadows

AdvantagesPoetic, intriguing

DisadvantagesNone

"The "Silk Road" must be the most romanticised route in the world. It conjures up pictures from all of our fairy tales, of castles and minarets and oriental folk in strange garb. For me personally it conjures a hard-paved road I once walked in the foothills of the Annapurnas - a strange cart-scale highway across an expanse of nothing that led from a hill-pass to an impoverished town that reeked of faded grandeur echoed only now in the ornate unpainted ..." Read review
13.07.2008

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A shadow of what it could have been

AdvantagesLots of info about countries I didn't know about

DisadvantagesPoor section on Iran

"This book is one that I had longed to read for ages and finally managed to get hold of in the summer. I have an interest in History and reading about the history of the silk road sounded like it would be really interesting. Also my wife is Iranian and as the author would travel through Iran I thought it would be interesting to read (I have read a number of books of travels through Iran and always found them interesting). The book follows Mr Thubron ..." Read review
15.11.2012

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Type Non-Fiction
Genre Travel
Subgenre Continent Travel Guide
Title Shadow of the Silk Road
Author Colin Thubron
Continent Asia
ISBN 006123172X; 0099437228; 0701173637; 0701180978

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