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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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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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Gimlette does the Guianas

Advantages: Simply excellent travel writing about a place I knew little about
Disadvantages: None

Having thoroughly enjoyed John Gimlette's 'At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig' I was looking forward with relish to reading 'Wild Coast', an account to his visit to the Guianas; I was not disappointed. A lawyer by profession, Gimlette is a charming and che ...

fizzytom 08.05.2011 · Read full review
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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 ...

mc_uk100 18.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of 501 Must-Visit Destinations - David Brown

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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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