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Bad Boys

Advantages: Well written, engaging read of parts less travelled
Disadvantages: May think other countries more worthy of inclusion.

I was delighted when, as a member of the Amazon Vine programme*, this book popped up on my list to order. I am a big fan on the Lonely Planet Guide Books and this seemed a bit different from the norm. The book is entitled Badlands: 'A Tourist on the axis ...

Essexgirl2006 18.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Badlands - Tony Wheeler

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From the Holy Mountain - An Engrossing Middle East Travelogue

Advantages: An entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking travelogue.
Disadvantages: None to speak of.

INTRODUCTION I came across the work of travel writer William Dalrymple quite by accident. I had arrived early for a meeting in London, and, spotting a branch of Waterstone’s quite close to my destination, I wandered in for a spot of window-shoppin ...

Hishyeness 08.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of From the Holy Mountain - William Dalrymple

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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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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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Are you sitting comfortably...?

Advantages: Read it and see...
Disadvantages: None

Once upon a time there was a traveller who travelled through Pakistan to visit far Afghanistan, where he would seek out the lost treasure of the Mughals. Sadly the traveller had an English passport and a Muslim name, and he was travelling from one enemy s ...

hiker 23.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of In Arabian Nights - Tahir Shah

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