Latest reviews in Travel Books »

Every cloud has a photographer's lining

Advantages: Unusual subject matter, amusing, nice arrangement of photos
Disadvantages: Some may dislike the "postcard" format

“NOT ANOTHER LAKE DISTRICT PHOTO COMPILATION?” Let’s face it, there are coffee-table books a-plenty about the Lake District. Pile them on top of each other and they would tower above Scafell Pike, right? Most contain a fair number of stunning photograph ...

2mennycds 15.09.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Rainy Days in the Lake District - Val Corbett

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

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 ...

Lelo 13.09.2009 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Russia - Jonathan Dimbleby

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Raw Spirit: the Hunt for the Perfect Dram - Iain Banks

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Russia - Culture Smart! - Anna King

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Ultimately Not For Me

Advantages: Well-written and informative
Disadvantages: Some adventures are quite tame, some are too extreme

...Ultimate Adventures is a collection, compiled by Greg Witt under the Rough Guide banner of, well, Ultimate Adventures. As I consider myself to be fairly adventurous and well travelled I thought this would be another good addition to my collection of trave ...

Essexgirl2006 28.07.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Rough Guide Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel - Greg Witt

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?