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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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After Freedom

Advantages: Wit, beauty, and faraway places
Disadvantages: None

Outer Mongolia….a place out of myth if ever there was one. I spent many of my early years wondering if it was purely myth, if such a country ever actually existed. But it did…and it does still. Home of the legendary hordes that rode under Genghis Khan ...

hiker 10.04.2007 · Read full review
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Review of In the Empire of Genghis Khan - Stanley Stewart

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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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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 ...

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Review of Stranger to History - Aatish Taseer

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Travelling back to the country of my childhood from my armchair

Advantages: Well researched, easy to read style of writing with some humour
Disadvantages: Of limited interest as the places visited are almost unknown

Wild Coast by John Gimlette ISBN 978-184668520 I read Fizzytom’s review on this book with great interest as British Guiana or Guyana as it is now known was my home until I was 11 years old. My family left in 1964 when I was due to start Secondary School b ...

catsholiday 13.08.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Wild Coast - John Gimlette

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