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Grumpy traveller's Pacific paddlings

Advantages: Wit, wisdom and penile fungi
Disadvantages: He's a bit grumpy (but what's wrong with that?)

...If reading Bill Bryson is like taking a long, warm bath, Paul Theroux is a cold shower. Until Bryson came along, Theroux was probably the best known contemporary travel writer. He's a prolific author, mainly of novels and short stories, but he's been writ ...

Silverback 08.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Happy Isles of Oceania - Paul Theroux

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Misery Guts Eaten By Cannibals Shock !

Advantages: well written
Disadvantages: slightly pointless

...Paul Theroux is a bit miserable, really. You have to admit it. In The Happy Isles of Oceania he is at his irrascible best looking for escape amongst the idyllic islands of the South Pacific, only to find that they are inhabited by people (shock). Fully eq ...

Saturn 14.08.2000 · Read full review

Review of The Happy Isles of Oceania - Paul Theroux

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Not enough detail

Advantages: Great for more general tips, very easy and enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: Not enough detail by any stretch of the imagination; not enough maps

...I'm going to S.E. Asia in February for 6 months I bought the Lonely Planet (LP) guide to Asia & India and, while it clearly has its merits, it's got some crucial flaws aswell. Let me explain.... Basically the LP is a general, starter guide to the b ...

nikeair 22.01.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet South East Asia - Lonely Planet

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