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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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A Stranger in Strange Lands

Advantages: Interesting viewpoints, well-written
Disadvantages: None

Aatish Taseer was born of out of a short week of passion between a Sikh Indian mother and a Pakistani Muslim father. The mother was a journalist; the father a politician. That week of passion was to be all it was, despite subsequent attempts at hushing ...

hiker 19.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Stranger to History - Aatish Taseer

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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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Cooking Toad in the Hole for Indians

Advantages: It's hard not to love Hardeep
Disadvantages: As journeys of self-discovery go, it's a bit lame.

The Man in the Kilt and the Turban I first became aware of Hardeep Singh Kohli though the Channel 4 television series 'Meet the Magoons' which was set in a Glaswegian curry house and starred a bunch of great British Asian comic actors. These included ...

koshkha 28.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Indian Takeaway - Hardeep Singh Kohli

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