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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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A Journey of Discovery

Advantages: Wonderfully written, the joy of getting to know Zachary Bissinger
Disadvantages: Not so much of a travelogue as a memoir, Buzz Bissinger can be unpleasant at times

Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer who has a mentally disabled son called Zach who is now in his late 20s. Zach is the younger of Bissinger's twin sons who were born 13 weeks early. Zach was born a mere 3 minutes after his brother Gerry but ...

rosebud2001 11.09.2012 · Read full review
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The rough guide which helped us in Istanbul.

Advantages: good info
Disadvantages: none

...Istanbul Pocket rough guide by Terry Richardson. Recently we had a four day break in Istanbul and before we went I borrowed a couple of books about Istanbul from the library one was this pocket rough guide written by Terry Richardson. I have used rough g ...

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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 ...

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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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