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Life In Tibet: variations of 'truth'

Advantages: An insight into real life in Tibet
Disadvantages: You can't take everything at face value

...Tibet is an emotive word these days. Rightly so. Since long before the dawn of Communism, China has been adept at numbering the rights and wrongs of history, with the three this and the seven that. Sadly, she does not yet see the invasion of Tibet as a ...

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Review of A Year in Tibet - Sun Shuyun

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Australia Lonely Planet guide - great as usual

Advantages: Lots of information, good photos
Disadvantages: Heavy!

...Lonely Planet is one of the top travel guides worldwide, particularly for the backpacker market, though nowadays their reviews and suggestions cater much more for the top end of the market too. The 13th edition of their guide to Australia was published in ...

cathy_m80 11.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Australia (Lonely Planet Country Guide) - Paul Smitz

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Spot the Idiot

Advantages: It's funnier than I expected
Disadvantages: It won't teach you much about the 7 Wonders

Travel Writing - Does it Broaden the Mind? I find travel writing irresistible. The best travel books inspire me and the worst give me plenty of material for writing damning reviews about just how awful they are. I amseldom left unmoved - whether posit ...

koshkha 31.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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The Village Idiot Escaped

Advantages: An interesting account into his trips, well written
Disadvantages: Gervais and to a lesser extent Stephen Merchant

...As seems to be a bit of a habit with Sky TV programs the promotion for An Idiot Abroad seems to have been just about everywhere. With the TV series showing on sky and the release of the accompanying book by Karl Pilkington detailing his travel diaries fro ...

Andy.mack 07.02.2011 · Read full review
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An Idiot Abroad - Karl Pilkington's Witty Travel Diary

Advantages: A funny read, High quality images, Uncensored Pilkington at his best
Disadvantages: Repeated material, Transcripted conversations seen on the show

As a great fan of the 'Idiot Abroad' tv series, I was looking forward to reading the book. It didn't disappoint, far from it, but left a little something to be desired. The book is comprised of the various musings of everyone's favourite moron Karl Pilki ...

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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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