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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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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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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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Seafaring Saints

Advantages: Both scholarly and exciting, Clearly written, Some good photos
Disadvantages: Accounts of the Atlantic storms may leave you feeling seasick!

...When it comes to discovery of the Americas, everyone, it seems, wants a piece of the action. The classroom jingle tells us that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and common knowledge certainly has the Genoese navigator down as the discoverer of the ...

Collingwood21 16.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Brendan Voyage - Timothy Severin

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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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