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Memory Is The Only Mirror: thoughts on Petra

Advantages: The pictures, the words
Disadvantages: Might take a bit of effort to get hold off at a reasonable price in the UK

...To avoid any potential confusion, the book I am referring to is Jane Taylor's tourist guide to Petra (2005 edition) and not the more historically focused Petra & the Nabateans. Guidebooks serve many different purposes: some are to help you decide what ...

hiker 25.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Petra - Jane Taylor

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Eentrails, gristle, floating fat sounds so tempting for a feast!

Advantages: A interesting personal travel experience
Disadvantages: Not places that everyone can get to

Expresso with the Headhunters: A journey through the jungles of Borneo by John WassnerWHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS?This was bought by me from Amazon prior to our own travels to Borneo as I like to read books set in p ...

catsholiday 22.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Expresso with the Headhunters - John Wassner

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Freeloading

Advantages: Some good suggestions
Disadvantages: Some unoriginal suggestions

I selected this book from Amazon because, well, who doesn't love a free day out? It has been written by husband and wife team Ben and Dinah Hatch, and I had high hopes for discovering some unusual places to visit. My first port of call was to check wh ...

Essexgirl2006 23.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Frommer's Britain for Free: Great Days Out - Ben Hatch, Dinah Hatch

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Somewhere - but not quite anywhere

Advantages: Interesting look at an unusual subject
Disadvantages: Probably a book to borrow rather than to buy

Around the middle of the last century and earlier, books about the English countryside seemed very much in vogue. H.V. Morton’s ‘In Search of England’ (very popular at the time, but now more or less forgotten) and similar titles spring readily to mind. ...

JOHNV 10.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Edgelands - Paul Farley

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The World According to Lonely Planet

Advantages: Interesting selection of destinations and travel lists
Disadvantages: Quite lightweight in content

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel is an annual book, and I have been given it now three years in a row. Like last year, this book is the more compact version and has 206 pages. Places included are usually based on suggestions by LP reader's and then short-li ...

Essexgirl2006 01.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011

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