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In The Big Wide World

Advantages: Lots of picture, interesting, inspiring, easy to dip into
Disadvantages: Sometimes implies Russ has done something he hasn't, some photos in the wrong sections

I am what you might call a vicarious traveller. I would love to travel the world but am not able to at this point in my life, so I travel from my living room, watching TV and reading books. Among my favourites are the Long Way Round and Long Way Down show ...

eilidhcatriona 31.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Big Earth - Russ Malkin

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In the Picture with DK Eyewitness

Advantages: Well illustrated; lots of detail
Disadvantages: Covers the more highbrow attractions; omits hostels; heavy to carry

Czechoslovakia may have broken into its two separate Republics in 1993 But publishers of travel books still like to present guides to the Czech Republic and Slovakia within one volume. The pros and cons to this approach are obvious. I frequently fly into ...

fizzytom 24.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech & Slovak Republics - Dorling Kindersley

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Not as boring as its newspaper namesake...

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 ...

ravingreviewer 26.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The "Times" Reference Atlas of the World

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The Ends of the Earth

Advantages: "Paradise is an island..."
Disadvantages: "...So is hell."

“Exile to this paradise is the harshest punishment,” or so we are told of Norfolk Island, the former British penal colony located nearly a thousand miles off the east coast of Australia. Not all, or even many, of the fifty islands chosen for inclusi ...

torr 21.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Atlas of Remote Islands - Judith Schalanski

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Voyage to the End of the Book

Advantages: Beautifully-constructed, loaded with love and intrigue, a cartographical crackerjack.
Disadvantages: Minimal.

...If it's something of a given that writing a travel book entails actually going to the place in question, then this is just another way in which Judith Schalansky's "An Atlas of Remote Islands" plays with the boundaries of our expectations. It is, after al ...

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Review of Atlas of Remote Islands - Judith Schalanski

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