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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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Russia: a journey to the heart of the country and its people

Advantages: informative, well reported historical facts and interesting encounters with locals
Disadvantages: too much personal life of the journalist in the book (not inherent to the context)

Russia (A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People) is a report about a journey through Russia, by a distinguished broadcaster and author Jonathan Dimbleby. The journey starts in Murmansk, in the Article Circle and ends in Vladivostock, in the Far ...

Lelo 13.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Russia - Jonathan Dimbleby

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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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Dervla Unravels the Cuban Enigma

Advantages: Great writing, learn lots about Cuba
Disadvantages: Less than usual about the author's own experience

In her latest literary outing, the now elderly and increasingly opinionated travel writer and veteran cyclist Dervla Murphy describes a series of trips to Cuba. The opening section deals with a family trip in late 2005. Readers who have followed Dervla's ...

fizzytom 31.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Island That Dared - Dervla Murphy

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