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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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Tripping down California's Highway 1

Advantages: Mentions places of interest which you might otherwise miss, cheap too.
Disadvantages: Written in 2003/2004 so some prices / information might be slightly outdated

In June 2007 my husband and I took a fly drive holiday to California. Being the kind of person who’s almost anal in their preparation for any holiday, I started scouting around for books to take with us months beforehand. This was one that I bought, I ...

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Review of California Highway 1 (Lonely Planet Road Trip) - Paige Penland

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A shaggy boat story

Advantages: Funny and well written
Disadvantages: Too much of a good thing

It was that time of year again. Husband's birthday. Over the years, of which there have now been many, we have settled into a pattern of present buying. He buys me something nice to wear because he claims, rightly, that I have no taste when it comes to ...

Chouchinciao 30.08.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Narrow Dog to Carcassonne - Terry Darlington

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A narrow dog on a narrow boat!

Advantages: Cracking good read!
Disadvantages: The book ended...i wanted more!

...'Narrow Dog to Carcasonne' by Terry Darlington. I was loaned this book by one of my marina mooring neighbours. We live part of the year on a narrow boat and love the life, I enjoy boating and all that it entails and when at home occasionally ...

brittle1906 29.06.2009 · Read full review
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Narrow Dog to Carcassonne - Terry Darlington

Advantages: Makes you want to do the trip yourself
Disadvantages: Puts you off ever doing the trip yourself

...My choice this month is a work of non fiction and it represents a complete change of tone; it is an hilarious account of a completely hairbrained attempt by a couple of pensioners to navigate a narrow boat from Stoke in Staffordshire through the canals of ...

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