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Patrick Leigh Fermor - backpacking in 1930's Eastern Europe

Advantages: Just beautiful travel writing
Disadvantages: A little dense in places for my tiny brain

...Patrick Leigh Fermor Author Patrick Leigh Fermor is without doubt one of the more interesting travel writers around. First, Leigh Fermor travelled around Europe as a teen in the mid 1930’s at a time where most people didn’t travel in a “backpacki ...

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Review of The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - Patrick Leigh Fermor

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It felt like Kevin and ME in India

Advantages: Dripping with authenticity and honesty
Disadvantages: I have to give it back as it was only a loaner

Give me a good travel book and you can shut me up for days I am susceptible to the temptations of good travel writing especially if it’s about a journey in India. Sadly, I’ve read a lot of bad travel writing too but my June freebie from the Kindle Own ...

koshkha 29.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Kevin and I in India - Frank Kusy

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The Lost Continent

Advantages: Some history of place and politics.
Disadvantages: Too self-involved.

Way down deep in the middle of the Congo, A hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango. He stuck it with the others, and he danced a dainty tango. The rhino said, "I know, we'll call it Um Bongo" Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo. The py ...

tallulahbang 28.03.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart - Tim Butcher

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Still Just As Dark

Advantages: An honest portrayal: something that started as a travelogue but ended up as a history book
Disadvantages: The fact that it's capable of being writtten

Tim Butcher started working as a journalist in Africa in 2000…15 years after “Live Aid” gave us all hope that maybe the continent’s problems were solvable…and almost as long since we’d begun to realise that it wasn’t going to be that easy. Two y ...

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Review of Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart - Tim Butcher

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Sometimes, I wished he had got eaten on the way down the river

Advantages: I did learn things about the modern DRC and some of the history of the country
Disadvantages: The authors obsession got a bit boring, really

Blood River What is this book about? This is a factual account of a journey through the heart of Africa, crossing from side to side of the enormous country the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The author Tim Butcher is appointed as Africa ...

andyk910 13.11.2009 · Read full review
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