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A series of thoughtful, reflective journeys

Advantages: Evocative, personal, beautifully written
Disadvantages: A few tangents a little less engaging than others - minor issue

...Some time ago I read and reviewed here a book by Robert Macfarlane (“The Wild Places”). Ever since, I’ve been intending to read another of his books. This and another of his (“Landmarks” which has been declined for review) were on offer in my local The ...

2mennycds 04.07.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - Robert Macfarlane

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Took us from Capetown to Kruger and many places in between

Advantages: Interesting guides useful maps and great photos and 2D diagrams
Disadvantages: Quite expensive but then most up to date travel guides are

DK Eye Witness Guide to South AfricaISBN: 1405311150WHAT DO YOU GET? They are usually in a heavy paperback form with a good solid cover which has flaps like a hardback book might have. They are all in ...

catsholiday 02.03.2012 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa - Michael Brett, Brian Johnson-Barker, Marielle Renssen

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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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