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The perfect guide for planning visits throughout Britain

Advantages: Packed with information and the most stunning photography
Disadvantages: None for me

Whilst I would enjoy travelling abroad, since meeting my husband who has a number of health issues, we feel it safer to holiday in the UK. There are so many places that we would like to visit, which unfortunately, depends upon the very unpredictable Brit ...

Alyson29 28.07.2012 Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Portrait Of Britain - DK Publishing

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Travel writer, explorer and pirate - William Dampier's voyages

Advantages: interesting and descriptive
Disadvantages: Few pictures, and they are poor quality.

When my book loving neighbour decided to downsize, he left me with several boxes of books to read or give away as I saw fit. I am still sorting through them months later, but I am not going to moan because I have got free copies of some fantastic books. I ...

ryeb 23.07.2012 Read full review
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Review of The Buccaneer Explorer: William Dampier's Voyages - William Dampier

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There's a very good reason the guides don't tell you these things

Advantages: Occasionally mildly amusing
Disadvantages: Often factually incorrect, poorly edited and mostly just moaning and whining

A Different India for Each Visitor I first went to India more than 15 years ago and Ive been back many times since for holidays and for business trips. Ive been all over the place but I still wouldnt claim that I know India be ...

koshkha 15.02.2012 Read full review
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Review of India: All The Parts Other Travel Books Leave Out (Kindle Edition) - Phillip Donnelly

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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 ...

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Review of Russia - Jonathan Dimbleby

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Cycling for his Supper - The Hungry Cyclist

Advantages: Fun trip with an engaging writer; food; cycling; travel
Disadvantages: None

The Hungry Cyclist is the alter ego of journalist Tom Kevill Davies who gave up his steady job in London and left his girlfriend behind as he set off to cycle first across the USA from east to west, then took a left and made his way through Central Americ ...

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Review of The Hungry Cyclist - Tom Kevill Davies

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