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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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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 ...

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Review of Father's Day - Buzz Bissinger

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As useful as ever

Advantages: good guidebook, comprehensive and up-to-date
Disadvantages: too many people use it

...We all know it, Lonely Planet is the bible for backpackers. The Nepal guide is useful, containing extensive, comprehensive information on anything you can possibly think of and more. All the usual features like: what to take, border procedures etc. are i ...

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Review of Nepal - Joe Bindloss

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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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Review of The Rough Guide to Istanbul - Terry Richardson

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