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The Wild Rover

Advantages: Makes me want to put my walking boots on, authors sense of humour
Disadvantages: Relatively poor quality illustrations, some subjects not covered in depth.

...I picked up a copy of The Wild Rover to give me something to read on a long train journey. Described on the cover as a "blistering journey along Britain's footpaths", I first thought this non fiction travel book seemed a little dull. I like walking myself ...

ryeb 16.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Wild Rover - Mike Parker

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Don't expect too much help

Advantages: good overview over the main attractions
Disadvantages: bus times and prices inaccurate

-------------------- I'm using the 6th edition, published in August 2007. -------------------- Laos is definitely my favourite country, travelling or living there. My initial plan was to spend there one week, basically just a quick stop on my way to Viet ...

sun-is-shining 17.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Laos - Lonely Planet

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Laos LP - usefull to an extent

Advantages: Deciding where to go
Disadvantages: Decing what to do when you get to these places

I used the Laos Lonely Planet and found my way around the country and had a fab time (see my review on Laos). As any guide book, you can only use them as a guide. I know this may sound obvious, but what I mean is that you cannot follow them religously ...

bmassen 24.05.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Laos - Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet Laos

Advantages: Fantastic information about accomodation, Maps
Disadvantages: Can get too caught up with recommendations

Another great book for the Lonely Planet series. The book provides you with plenty of maps and hotel information to enable you not to get lost in a new town or hustled by any of the local touts. Although the people of Laos are generally very friendly, ...

Naturalsponge 19.01.2007 · Read full review
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Modern India

Advantages: Fascinating look at how India works
Disadvantages: A lot of information to take in

...Introduction Why is it that the more you read, the more you realise you don't know? Recently, I've read a couple of novels based in India and realised how little I know about one of the largest countries in the world. I've never been; but certainly hope ...

sunmeilan 02.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of India in Slow Motion - Mark Tully, Gillian Wright

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