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Riding the Rails the Indian Way

Advantages: A very readable and honest account of her travels
Disadvantages: Needs a map to put things into context

Going Back to Her Roots Monisha Rajesh’s parents left India and moved to the UK where she and her brother were born. The family attempted to move back to India whilst Monisha and her brother were children, two decades before the book is set, but it di ...

koshkha 27.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Around India in 80 Trains - Monisha Rajesh

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Backpack Up Your Troubles

Advantages: Short, easy read
Disadvantages: Writer can be irritating at times

I purchased this book through a promotion on Amazon for Kindle books when it was free (now about the £2.50 mark). I have generally found some of the free or 99p purchases for the Kindle to be a bit hit and miss, and had avoided them for a while, in favour ...

Essexgirl2006 28.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America - Catherine Ryan Howard

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Welsh Wanderings

Advantages: Amusing, poignant and enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: Bias towards South Wales

"Some are born Welsh. Some achieve Welshness. I am going to thrust myself upon Wales". Jasper Rees is a thoroughly English man; born in London, educated at Harrow, and brought up to cheer whenever he crossed the Severn Bridge in an e ...

Collingwood21 08.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Bred of Heaven - Jasper Rees

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Where there's a Will

Advantages: Entertaining, informative, a fun read
Disadvantages: Author sometimes appears too good to be true

Having recently returned from the idyllic Solomon Islands, Will Randall is having terrible time teaching in an inner-city comprehensive. During a class visit to an art gallery a chance encounter with an eccentric Dutchwoman presents an opportunity to esca ...

fizzytom 27.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Indian Summer - Will Randall

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Apples are from Kazakhstan

Advantages: Full of detail
Disadvantages: A bit naive in style

I've heard it said that since the release of the film Borat, tourism to Kazakhstan has rocketed. Having neither seen the film, nor being remotely inclined to, I cannot pass any comment on how likely that is. But having read Chris Robbins' book about the ...

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Review of In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared - Christopher Robbins

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