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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
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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 – 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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The Seven Wonders - Pilkington Style

Advantages: Very funny pretty much all the way through, original and entertaining, well written, light reading
Disadvantages: Gets a bit 'samey' when the moans are repeated, weird and irritating photo page placement

...~x~x~x~ Gormless man visits the Seven Wonders... ~x~x~x~ I have a bit of a soft spot for Karl Pilkington (Ricky Gervais not so much...) so when I spotted An Idiot Abroad in one of my local charity shops for 95p I decided to grab it, not particula ...

chrisandmark_is_here 01.02.2017 · Read full review
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Spot the Idiot

Advantages: It's funnier than I expected
Disadvantages: It won't teach you much about the 7 Wonders

Travel Writing - Does it Broaden the Mind? I find travel writing irresistible. The best travel books inspire me and the worst give me plenty of material for writing damning reviews about just how awful they are. I amseldom left unmoved - whether posit ...

koshkha 31.10.2010 · Read full review
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