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Re-awakening the ghosts

Advantages: an interesting read
Disadvantages: can be quite inaccessible

I thought this would be an interesting read after living in Spain for two years, and it was for the most part. The book is divided into thirteen chapters, each of which deals with a different aspect of Spanish culture, at least in theory. The first fe ...

Starlight81 24.12.2011 ·
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Review of Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past - Giles Tremlett

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Don't take oldies for granted - you never know what they might do

Advantages: Amusing in places
Disadvantages: Annoying in others

...Sweet old dears? Looks can be deceptive Growing Old Outrageously by Hilary Linstead and Elisabeth Davies is a travel book that will either delight you with the scope of the protagonists' retirement adventures and their willingness to have a go at any ...

koshkha 28.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Growing Old Outrageously - Hillary Linstead

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A book that's second to naan

Advantages: Full of useful info for the curry lover
Disadvantages: Flimsy, info not always 100% accurate

Is there a book in your house that is really loved? One that is dog-eared from so much use; one that is picked up and opened at any page; one that can be dipped into at random and still really enjoyed. In our house that book is Pat Chapman's "Good Curr ...

fizzytom 09.06.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Good Curry Guide - Pat Chapman

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Travellers Tales

Advantages: Interesting stuff...
Disadvantages: ... but quite annoying and not necessarily true

Some 30-odd years ago Paul Theroux, then half the age he is now, travelled overland across Europe and Asia. The result was “his best known book” (apparently) – The Great Railway Bazaar. My only previous encounter with the author was Riding the Iron ...

hiker 26.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of 'The Great Railway Bazaar' - Paul Theroux

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Green Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Advantages: Easy to read, interesting setting, quite well scripted
Disadvantages: Not a lot about VSO

They have black bananas too, y'know. A 27 year old girl decides to leave the NHS behind and spend a year in Sierra Leone accomplishing some important goals: losing weight, saving the world, getting a tan, meeting a man. If you're thinking I'm talk ...

zoe_page 28.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Green Oranges On Lion Mountain - Emily Joy

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