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Top sights and local life made easy...

Advantages: Easy to locate information, doesn't take up a lot of room, map included
Disadvantages: You may want a book with a bit more detail and places

I have recently returned from a trip to Sydney which was made a lot easier thanks to this guide. Just before I left I received a Waterstone’s gift certificate which I used to purchase the book. I wanted to find something that was easy to read and nice a ...

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Review of Lonely Planet Pocket Sydney - Peter Dragicevich

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Tripping down California's Highway 1

Advantages: Mentions places of interest which you might otherwise miss, cheap too.
Disadvantages: Written in 2003/2004 so some prices / information might be slightly outdated

In June 2007 my husband and I took a fly drive holiday to California. Being the kind of person who’s almost anal in their preparation for any holiday, I started scouting around for books to take with us months beforehand. This was one that I bought, I ...

kevin121 14.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of California Highway 1 (Lonely Planet Road Trip) - Paige Penland

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One Veurnse Slaper, please...

Advantages: Well-written, affectionately funny look at a strange country
Disadvantages: None that I can think of...

So, a book about Belgium – not the most interesting or vibrant of subjects, you might think. Well, that’s where you’re wrong, and I’m glad to say that Harry Pearson agrees with me. I’m not just saying that because of my famil ...

JVL 19.02.2003 · Read full review
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Review of A Tall Man in a Low Land - Harry Pearson

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Enlightening and refreshing

Advantages: Very funny, but covers serious issues along the way.
Disadvantages: May put you off Belgium a bit

...I was given this book for Christmas by my Aunt, who had seen it in a local book shop when looking around, and had noticed it from the subtitle "Some Time Among The Belgians" and thought it would appeal to me. Harry Pearson was hitherto known to me for his ...

Morgenhund 08.01.2001 · Read full review
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Review of A Tall Man in a Low Land - Harry Pearson

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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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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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