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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 ...

eilidhcatriona 31.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Big Earth - Russ Malkin

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Are you sitting comfortably...?

Advantages: Read it and see...
Disadvantages: None

Once upon a time there was a traveller who travelled through Pakistan to visit far Afghanistan, where he would seek out the lost treasure of the Mughals. Sadly the traveller had an English passport and a Muslim name, and he was travelling from one enemy s ...

hiker 23.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of In Arabian Nights - Tahir Shah

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In Europe- travels through the twentieth century, Geert Mak

Advantages: a good read, highly engaging
Disadvantages: not a typical account of history

In Europe is the account of Dutch journalist Geert Mak's 1999 journey through the continent, tracing European history through the 20th century just before the century ended. The book is the story of this journey, combining his own experience with that of ...

Pogue 09.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of In Europe - Geert Mak

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Pleasure to read

Advantages: Entertaining
Disadvantages: Short

The title of this book mislead me a little bit as I imagined the tale would be more about the budget airlines Tom Chessyre travels on, but thankfully this is not merely a tale of small seats and limited baggage claims. Instead what we have here is a book ...

DanielFullard 27.12.2014 · Read full review
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Review of How Low Can You Go? - Tom Chesshyre

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Tickling the English - Dara O Briain. A light read

Advantages: Easy to read both intellectually and physically
Disadvantages: Not laugh out loud funny

I received this book as a present. The text is very large and I got the feeling that it had been written quickly to make some cash, for a clever guy that hadn't had to put much effort into the project. I don't mean to be so cynical as Dara O Briain com ...

Tangiersorange 12.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Tickling the English - Dara O Briain

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