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It Began With Beauty

Advantages: The beauty of the valley shining through its harsh reality
Disadvantages: None

...Kashmir. Is that not the most romantic of names? To those of us entranced by tales from the East, it echoes with the same essence of myth as Shang-ri-la – and for good reason. Geographically situated in the Himalaya but with the abundant fertility of the ...

hiker 09.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of In the Valley of Mist - Justine Hardy

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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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What Goes on Behind Closed Doors

Advantages: An alternative look at Iranian and Afghan culture
Disadvantages: A little too academic at times

Iran and Afghanistan: countries that dominate the international headlines. It's hardly surprising that we should think we know them well even if we've never been there. In "Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard", Nicholas Jubber attempts to reveal the Af ...

fizzytom 09.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Drinking Arak off An Ayatollah's Beard - Nicholas Jubber

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Revisiting the Hippie Trail

Advantages: A thoughtful examination of how the world has changed since the hopeful days
Disadvantages: Slightly depressing in places

If I'd been the right age, back in the 60's, I wonder if I would have been a hippie... What do you mean, would have been?! Not a quote from Maclean's book tracing the original hippie trail, but one from a conversation I had with my partner, who - be ...

hiker 04.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Magic Bus - Rory MacLean

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