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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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The Seven Wonders - Pilkington Style

Advantages: Very funny pretty much all the way through, original and entertaining, well written, light reading
Disadvantages: Gets a bit 'samey' when the moans are repeated, weird and irritating photo page placement

...~x~x~x~ Gormless man visits the Seven Wonders... ~x~x~x~ I have a bit of a soft spot for Karl Pilkington (Ricky Gervais not so much...) so when I spotted An Idiot Abroad in one of my local charity shops for 95p I decided to grab it, not particula ...

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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 ...

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The Village Idiot Escaped

Advantages: An interesting account into his trips, well written
Disadvantages: Gervais and to a lesser extent Stephen Merchant

...As seems to be a bit of a habit with Sky TV programs the promotion for An Idiot Abroad seems to have been just about everywhere. With the TV series showing on sky and the release of the accompanying book by Karl Pilkington detailing his travel diaries fro ...

Andy.mack 07.02.2011 · Read full review
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An Idiot Abroad - Karl Pilkington's Witty Travel Diary

Advantages: A funny read, High quality images, Uncensored Pilkington at his best
Disadvantages: Repeated material, Transcripted conversations seen on the show

As a great fan of the 'Idiot Abroad' tv series, I was looking forward to reading the book. It didn't disappoint, far from it, but left a little something to be desired. The book is comprised of the various musings of everyone's favourite moron Karl Pilki ...

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