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Holy Cow! This Book Surprised Me

Advantages: Religions handled in breadth rather than depth
Disadvantages: I wanted more history and less chanting and meditating

...Never Judge a Book by Your Preconceived Snobberies (or the cover) I wasn't expecting to like Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald. She got off to a bad start for me with some glaring geographic and historical errors (claiming Rishikesh was 200 km from Dehradun ...

koshkha 04.09.2011 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Holy Cow! an Indian Adventure - Sara MacDonald

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Dam Disappointing

Advantages: A few gems
Disadvantages: Uncohesive muddle of extracts about Amsterdam

As a member of the Amazon Vine* programme, I chose this book as part of my selection as I have been to the city many times. It is not like a guide book but more a collection of writing about the city, billing distinguished authors such as Ian McEwan, Geof ...

Essexgirl2006 05.09.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Amsterdam - Oxygen Books

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Lose yourself in the Dark Continent

Advantages: Informative and very entertaining
Disadvantages: Could have been a bit longer but that's just me

"Q: What do you do when you're dumped by the Girl Next Door? A: Throw yourself into another madcap adventure and travel from Cape Town to Cairo." After breaking up with the GND (Girl Next Door), his travelling companion on his last trip, Peter Moo ...

frankiefromings13 17.03.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Swahili for the Broken-hearted - Peter Moore

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Travel - The Way It Should Be

Advantages: Insightful and Humurous
Disadvantages: I cannot think of any disadvantages

Peter Moore is an incredibly courageous independent traveller who has been to some of the most inhospitable countries this world has to offer Ė but he always seems to see the lighter side of them. His books are a truly insightful look at travel in countri ...

Hoof 23.07.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Swahili for the Broken-hearted - Peter Moore

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Palin Revisited

Advantages: Easy, enjoyable read, nostalgic pictures if you are a Palin fan
Disadvantages: A bit tame as travel diaries go

Although itís unfashionable to say so, I was never a Monty Python fan; I didnít even find John Cleese ranting and raving in Fawlty Towers particularly amusing but for some reason, I always had a soft spot for Michael Palin. There is something about the ch ...

Praski 02.12.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Around the World in Eighty Days - Michael Palin

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