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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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I think my guidebook may be out of date..

Advantages: A delightful way to timetravel,
Disadvantages: Closely printed pages are not the easiest to read.

My family often say that my house represents a retirement home for old books. I can't resist re-homing 19th century household encyclopedias or 1930's recipe books, even if their covers are falling off and there is a page or 2 missing. I sometimes buy mode ...

ryeb 20.05.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Bradshaw's Guide: The 1866 Handbook Reprinted - Middleton Press

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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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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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