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Whisky Galore? Not here!

Advantages: Quality writing style, potentially interesting subject
Disadvantages: Lack of depth, many digressions

I am often embarrassed to say that I am not a whisky drinker. I feel that this is some great failing in me on a social level. I know very little about whisky and am unable to make more than the simplest distinction between malts; I can tell which are dist ...

fizzytom 27.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Raw Spirit: the Hunt for the Perfect Dram - Iain Banks

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Zdravstvuj Rossiya!

Advantages: Intesresting and full of information you wouldn't necessarily get from a normal guide book
Disadvantages: None

Russia; what do you think of when you hear the country name spoken? Vodka, fur coats and a country not likely to be on your list of places to see or go to on a short city break? Well for me I think of somewhere a bit different, the Kremlin and snow. Yes s ...

frankiecesca 18.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Russia - Culture Smart! - Anna King

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Theroux Trouble in Little China

Advantages: Great cultural and historical perspectives
Disadvantages: Incessant grumbling of author becomes tiresome

In recent years, China has, for me, lost some of its mysterious aura which has intrigued travelers for years. With the Beijing Olympics not far away, China is starting to open up to the outside world and is now at the heart of all kinds of statistics, use ...

fizzytom 17.05.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Riding the Iron Rooster (By Train Through China) - Paul Theroux

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