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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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A Castle in Spain (Catalunya)

Advantages: Interesting history about the castle and the role it has played
Disadvantages: Look for this book second hand, its RRP is expensive

Matthew Parris and a small group of family and close friends bought a ruin of a castle called L’Avenc in the Catalunya region of northern Spain in 1997. This book is about the problems and triumphs he encountered whilst renovating it, the hurdles he had t ...

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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 ...

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A Durable, Discover All Guide To Divine Dubrovnik!

Advantages: Packed full of useful travel information and also history which is an added bonus.
Disadvantages: Important information on activities for children is lacking.

I have always been a great fan of the Berlitz travel guides and I have found them to be a great companion while on my travels, they usually contain all of the information that is essential while in an unfamiliar place while at the same time being concise ...

chrisbriers567 28.09.2012 · Read full review
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Do you fancy a "Bitches brew" ?

Advantages: Very interesting and readable account of one mans' journey
Disadvantages: Won't appeal to everyone

...‘The Spirit- Wrestlers’ by Philip Marsden ISBN 0006388779 I picked up this book through Bookcrossing in Derby as I was attracted by the title thinking it might be about Navaho or other Native American Indians but having read the blurb on the back I disco ...

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