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Grumpy traveller's Pacific paddlings

Advantages: Wit, wisdom and penile fungi
Disadvantages: He's a bit grumpy (but what's wrong with that?)

...If reading Bill Bryson is like taking a long, warm bath, Paul Theroux is a cold shower. Until Bryson came along, Theroux was probably the best known contemporary travel writer. He's a prolific author, mainly of novels and short stories, but he's been writ ...

Silverback 08.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Happy Isles of Oceania - Paul Theroux

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Misery Guts Eaten By Cannibals Shock !

Advantages: well written
Disadvantages: slightly pointless

...Paul Theroux is a bit miserable, really. You have to admit it. In The Happy Isles of Oceania he is at his irrascible best looking for escape amongst the idyllic islands of the South Pacific, only to find that they are inhabited by people (shock). Fully eq ...

Saturn 14.08.2000 · Read full review

Review of The Happy Isles of Oceania - Paul Theroux

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Western Australia? (Wait A while!)

Advantages: Detailed, helpful, indispensable, describes everything you could possibly want!
Disadvantages: Don't know! Only covers WA?!

...People from other parts of Australia often think of WA (Western Australia) as Wait Awhile! But this easy-going, laid-back lifestyle and group of people is just one of its big attractions. And the Lonely Planet guide to WA explains every one in detail, fr ...

Allyalcock 26.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Western Australia - Lonely Planet

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Australia Lonely Planet guide - great as usual

Advantages: Lots of information, good photos
Disadvantages: Heavy!

...Lonely Planet is one of the top travel guides worldwide, particularly for the backpacker market, though nowadays their reviews and suggestions cater much more for the top end of the market too. The 13th edition of their guide to Australia was published in ...

cathy_m80 11.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Australia (Lonely Planet Country Guide) - Paul Smitz

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Lonely Planet New Zealand

Advantages: Cheap, informative and comprehensive travel guide.
Disadvantages: Some information is now out of date, a few more glossy pictures would have been nice!

...This review is based on the September 2004 Edition of Lonely Planet: New Zealand (The latest edition at the time of writing this review). Most travellers are familiar with Lonely Planet guides, if you aren't, and you're considering a trip, my advice is ...

trumo 20.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet New Zealand - Lonely Planet

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