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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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Russia: a journey to the heart of the country and its people

Advantages: informative, well reported historical facts and interesting encounters with locals
Disadvantages: too much personal life of the journalist in the book (not inherent to the context)

Russia (A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People) is a report about a journey through Russia, by a distinguished broadcaster and author Jonathan Dimbleby. The journey starts in Murmansk, in the Article Circle and ends in Vladivostock, in the Far ...

Lelo 13.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Russia - Jonathan Dimbleby

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A Clear and Easy Read

Advantages: Clear; Interesting; Basic Information; Great destinations.
Disadvantages: Heavy

As I love travelling so much but can never afford to go to places very often, this is the next best thing. I received this book as a gift for Christmas last year and I have become completely immersed in it and discovered beautiful destinations which I hav ...

mc_uk100 18.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of 501 Must-Visit Destinations - David Brown

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Dam Disappointing

Advantages: A few gems
Disadvantages: Uncohesive muddle of extracts about Amsterdam

As a member of the Amazon Vine* programme, I chose this book as part of my selection as I have been to the city many times. It is not like a guide book but more a collection of writing about the city, billing distinguished authors such as Ian McEwan, Geof ...

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Review of Amsterdam - Oxygen Books

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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 ...

chrisandmark_is_here 01.02.2017 · Read full review
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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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