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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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Big Bad Dom

Advantages: Easy enough to read, amusing anecdotes mixed with more serious stuff, nice concept
Disadvantages: Awful photo reproduction, RRP too high, humour a little childish in places

...[NB: This book's correct name is The Dark Tourist.] Introduction A "dark tourist", so Dom Joly informs us in the introduction to this usually interesting and often entertaining read, is someone who deliberately seeks out destinations where unple ...

davidbuttery 29.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Dark Tourist - Dom Joly

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Mapping the way in Paris

Advantages: Lightweight with plenty of maps
Disadvantages: Information on places of interest not very detailed

I already owned the Rough Guide to Paris but felt that it was too heavy to take with me on a short trip where I would be walking around the city a great deal. I went in search of a guide book that was lighter in weight and was delighted when I found the E ...

denella 09.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Everyman MapGuides: Paris 2010 - Clemence Jacquinet

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What Goes on Behind Closed Doors

Advantages: An alternative look at Iranian and Afghan culture
Disadvantages: A little too academic at times

Iran and Afghanistan: countries that dominate the international headlines. It's hardly surprising that we should think we know them well even if we've never been there. In "Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard", Nicholas Jubber attempts to reveal the Af ...

fizzytom 09.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Drinking Arak off An Ayatollah's Beard - Nicholas Jubber

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Thailand certainly is Chic!

Advantages: A nice reference guide
Disadvantages: Doesn't really contain anything on attractions

I work in the travel industry and absolutely love the perks of this industry. I always say to people that once you work in this area it can be hard to want to do anything else because of the perks of the jobs and because of being able to either talk or se ...

frankiecesca 10.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Thailand Chic - Chami Jotisalikorn

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