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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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In The Big Wide World

Advantages: Lots of picture, interesting, inspiring, easy to dip into
Disadvantages: Sometimes implies Russ has done something he hasn't, some photos in the wrong sections

I am what you might call a vicarious traveller. I would love to travel the world but am not able to at this point in my life, so I travel from my living room, watching TV and reading books. Among my favourites are the Long Way Round and Long Way Down show ...

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Review of Big Earth - Russ Malkin

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A Clear and Easy Read

Advantages: Clear; Interesting; Basic Information; Great destinations.
Disadvantages: Heavy

As I love travelling so much but can never afford to go to places very often, this is the next best thing. I received this book as a gift for Christmas last year and I have become completely immersed in it and discovered beautiful destinations which I hav ...

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Review of 501 Must-Visit Destinations - David Brown

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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 ...

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Review of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011

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It isn't that lonely a planet!

Advantages: Interesting, can read in stages, good amount of information
Disadvantages: None

...Last year, I finally subscribed to the lonely planet magazine and with my subscription received a sign up gift which was the ‘Best in travel’ 2010 guide. I have really enjoyed this guide over the year and occasionally flick through it and have a read and ...

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Review of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011

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