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The Mule Gun Is On The Yak

Advantages: Very readable account of a place that is only now changing
Disadvantages: None

Michel Peissel was a Frenchman. I automatically wrote "was" on the bland assumption that he is probably dead by now. He is, I checked. He died in Paris in 2011 at the age of 74. None of which is of interest. What is of interest is that one da ...

hiker 15.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Mustang A Lost Tibetan Kingdom - Michel Peissel

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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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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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Review of Dubrovnik Berlitz Pocket Guide

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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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A Very Special Book To Me

Advantages: A unique glimpse into the town and people of Folkestone, Kent
Disadvantages: Possible only of interest to local people

Review of Everywhere Means Something to Someone: The People's Guide to Folkestone This review is a very personal one about a book that means a great deal to me and my family. The book is an A6 sized, chunk ...

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Review of Everywhere Means Something to Someone: The People's Guide to Folkestone - Strange Cargo

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