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Always Time For One More Adventure

Advantages: Evocative and personal
Disadvantages: None

...Moving to Andalucía might count as a mid-life crisis, but for the fact that our story-teller never really has crises. Stuff happens, she makes a decision, and if that means changing the whole course of her life…well, why not? Back in 2004 I went on a wa ...

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Review of Our Dusty Paradise - Linda Caine

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Where on Earth Can I? This book tells you!

Advantages: Interesting idea
Disadvantages: Sadly lacking in some areas

Where on Earth Can I...? tells you where you can do lots of different, interesting things, all over the world. It is a fairly useful book as it gives you many interesting and fantastic ideas of places you can go and visit and wondrous things that you ...

Martinscholes 03.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Where on Earth Can I... - Libby Norman

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A tasty quest

Advantages: An irresistible confection of gastronomy, travel and history
Disadvantages: Leaves one hungry for more

...What a delicious book this is, if an impossible one to categorise. Al Dente is not a cookery book, although it contains over thirty recipes. It’s not a travel book, although it follows the author’s trail all over Italy, illustrating the itinerary with ...

torr 29.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Al Dente - William Black

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More than just another travel book

Advantages: Well written, accessible, history and politics as well as travel, a different perspective
Disadvantages: Endnotes not indicated in the text

The title of this book suggests another travel book about adventure in the frozen north, but Sara Wheeler mixes her tales of her own travels with some history of polar exploration and a serious examination of the impact of visitors and of those who wish t ...

elkiedee 31.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Magnetic North - Sara Wheeler

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