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Patrick Leigh Fermor - backpacking in 1930's Eastern Europe

Advantages: Just beautiful travel writing
Disadvantages: A little dense in places for my tiny brain

...Patrick Leigh Fermor Author Patrick Leigh Fermor is without doubt one of the more interesting travel writers around. First, Leigh Fermor travelled around Europe as a teen in the mid 1930’s at a time where most people didn’t travel in a “backpacki ...

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Review of The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Eire We Go, Eire We Go, Eire We Go!

Advantages: It's hilarious
Disadvantages: It ends!

There was a time, not really all that long ago, when travel writing consisted of little more than city and country guides. Nothing that really made you want to up sticks and go places, as they assumed you were either already there or booked to go. The tel ...

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Review of Round Ireland with a Fridge - Tony Hawks

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The fridge left me cold

Advantages: Unusal theme
Disadvantages: Shallow attitude

...I don’t suppose Prince Charles features in many travel books, so you can hardly blame Tony Hawks for grabbing the opportunity to name drop. Round Ireland with a Fridge is the story of a journey taken by Tony Hawks after a drunken bet. He decides to hit ...

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Review of Round Ireland with a Fridge - Tony Hawks

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'Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved'

Advantages: Funny
Disadvantages: Forced funny

Hawke’s:” I would like to report the theft of a fridge!” Garda:” A fridge you say?” Hawkes:”Well yes…” Garda:” Are you the owner of this fridge?” Hawke’s: I’m hitching around Ireland with it” Garda:” Are you a comedian or something” Hawke’s: “Yes”. ...

thedevilinme 09.03.2010 · Read full review
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A Fridge, Hitchhiking, He Must Be Mad!!!

Advantages: very, very funny
Disadvantages: laughing out loud on bus

When I had to shelve this book in the library (it’s ok, I work there, I don’t just wander around putting books away for fun), I wasn’t quite sure of what category it would come under, was it humour or travel? To save myself from having to think too har ...

susan1967 07.02.2004 · Read full review
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