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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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The World According to Lonely Planet

Advantages: Interesting selection of destinations and travel lists
Disadvantages: Quite lightweight in content

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel is an annual book, and I have been given it now three years in a row. Like last year, this book is the more compact version and has 206 pages. Places included are usually based on suggestions by LP reader's and then short-li ...

Essexgirl2006 01.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011

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It isn't that lonely a planet!

Advantages: Interesting, can read in stages, good amount of information
Disadvantages: None

...Last year, I finally subscribed to the lonely planet magazine and with my subscription received a sign up gift which was the ‘Best in travel’ 2010 guide. I have really enjoyed this guide over the year and occasionally flick through it and have a read and ...

frankiecesca 05.12.2011 · Read full review
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Dervla Unravels the Cuban Enigma

Advantages: Great writing, learn lots about Cuba
Disadvantages: Less than usual about the author's own experience

In her latest literary outing, the now elderly and increasingly opinionated travel writer and veteran cyclist Dervla Murphy describes a series of trips to Cuba. The opening section deals with a family trip in late 2005. Readers who have followed Dervla's ...

fizzytom 31.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Island That Dared - Dervla Murphy

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A Capital Walk

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 ...

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Review of Delhi - Sam Miller

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