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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 ...

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Review of The Wild Rover - Mike Parker

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Compact Guide to Croatia

Advantages: Compact size and waterproof cover
Disadvantages: Disjointed and hard to find information.

I am the sort of person who enjoys planning for their holiday. I love researching our destination and I devour as much information as I can before I go as I find that if I am knowledgeable about a place I enjoy myself much more. Embarking on a cruise la ...

Meggysmum 15.10.2009 Read full review
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Review of Croatia Berlitz Pocket Guide

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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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The (L)only Book on China?

Advantages: Beautiful pictures, great deal of info
Disadvantages: Inaccurate maps, dated information

Have you ever heard anyone say: I am going to DO Europe before I go and DO Asia and America! Did you ever think to yourself: What on Earth are they going to DO with or to these countries? Well you have probably never thought of this that way but to me ...

muiguifa 07.03.2005 Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet China - Lonely Planet

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Let Dorling Kindersley Show you Sydney

Advantages: Clear, logical structure based around districts
Disadvantages: No price information, weaker on hotel and restaurant advice than many more 'directive' guides

I travel a lot so its probably not surprising that my bookshelves are filled with guidebooks from countries I've been to and places I still plan to visit. My preferences in guidebooks have changed a lot over the years as Ive got older (and better off) a ...

koshkha 07.06.2010 Read full review
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Review of Eyewitness Travel Guide: Switzerland

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