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Lonely - Plan It

Advantages: A must have for starting a journey
Disadvantages: Carrying around books in your rucksack

There are travel books and there are travel books for tourists who have an abundant supply of money and only two weeks to spend it in, stay at expensive hotels and get a tour bus to wherever it is that their 'guide' suggests that they should visit. I kno ...

stevesingh 16.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Indonesia - Lonely Planet

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No Man is an Island

Advantages: Fascinating and highly readable insight
Disadvantages: Too short!

...If you really want to enjoy a travel book with a difference then I can enthusiastically recommend Ben Fogle’s first book “The Teatime Islands” first published by Penguin Books earlier this year. Ben Fogle is of course the writer and travel presenter w ...

helencbradshaw 08.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Teatime Islands - Ben Fogle

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This one doesn't sparkle

Advantages: All Italy in one guide
Disadvantages: Uneven coverage.

...I guess its inevitable that a series as large as lonely planet will be uneven, but it's a shame nonetheless. The Italy guide is uneven in its coverage. For example Alto-Adige province (the German speaking South Tyrol) is very scantilly covered, wit a lot ...

Aquila 27.08.2000 · Read full review

Review of Lonely Planet Italy - Lonely Planet

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Wonder Worms

Advantages: a mixture of personal experience and background information
Disadvantages: none

A graduate of medicine is likely to become a physician, a graduate of physics is likely to become a physicist, a graduate of mass communication, however, is likely not to know what kind of job they’ll end up with. A gap year is a good thing for the undeci ...

MALU 04.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of A Carpet Ride To Khiva - Christopher Aslan Alexander

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Pretty but Pointless

Advantages: Some Interesting and amusing photos
Disadvantages: Unoriginal, poorly laid out.

Weird World is a compendium of photos and anecdotes from real travellers compiled by Bradt travel guides and Wanderlust (the travel magazine). It retails as £14.99 for just over 140 pages of an approx 23cm square softbacked book of other peoples travel st ...

Essexgirl2006 18.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Weird World - Bradt Travel Guides

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