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In the Picture with DK Eyewitness

Advantages: Well illustrated; lots of detail
Disadvantages: Covers the more highbrow attractions; omits hostels; heavy to carry

Czechoslovakia may have broken into its two separate Republics in 1993 But publishers of travel books still like to present guides to the Czech Republic and Slovakia within one volume. The pros and cons to this approach are obvious. I frequently fly into ...

fizzytom 24.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech & Slovak Republics - Dorling Kindersley

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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 I’ve been back many times since for holidays and for business trips. I’ve been all over the place but I still wouldn’t 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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Find the Right Pitch

Advantages: Well researched, quirky and eclectic
Disadvantages: Doesn't really fall into any one category so may disappoint serious campers

...When Father Ted presented her with a machine that would ‘take the misery out of tea-making’ TV’s most aesthetically challenged housekeeper Mrs. Doyle lamented ‘some people enjoy the misery’. It’s more or less the way I feel about camping; I certainly d ...

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Review of The Art of Camping: The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars - Matthew de Abaitua

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