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Excellent companion on any trip to S. America!

Advantages: Great coverage of all countries in South America
Disadvantages: Some of the prices are a bit out of date

...When I travelled around Europe, I found the Europe on a shoestring guide to be really helpful, so when I decided to visit South America I immediately bought this book to help me with my planning. I bought the 11th edition, published March 2010 and reall ...

ceebee27 08.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of South America On A Shoestring - Lonely Planet

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Great Book! Make me want to explore Italy soon!

Advantages: Helpful Guide
Disadvantages: Price is a bit expensive

I haven't been to Italy before but I have a few Italian friends who recommended me to buy this book. I thought this is a great book for a traveler who hasn't been to Italy before, like me. It gives complete information and guides about a lot of things lik ...

brownsnuffles 04.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Italy - Lonely Planet

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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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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 ...

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Review of The Happy Isles of Oceania - Paul Theroux

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