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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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Not your average European travelogue

Advantages: Highly readable and funny
Disadvantages: Not as in depth as some travel books

Not your usual European travelogue Bill Bryson is an American writer and self-confessed Anglophile who has lived in the United Kingdom for several years with the exception of a move back to his homeland for a few years (which he writes about in an ...

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Review of Neither Here Nor There - Bill Bryson

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Been There, Done That, Read The Book

Advantages: Funny take on Europe from an American's point of view
Disadvantages: Slightly dated, noticably especially in the names of some countries

I’ve read all of Bryson’s books aside from „Down Under“ and this is not my favourite (“Mother Tongue” is) but it’s still an enjoyable read. I had read this one before I went off gallivanting for the summer few years ago, but brought it with me since it’s ...

zoe_page 09.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Neither Here Nor There - Bill Bryson

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Our Man In Hammerfest…(and Oslo, Hamburg, Rome, etc. etc.)

Advantages: accessible, breezy, hilarious
Disadvantages: for facts and advice look elsewhere

Being someone who enjoys travel and reading about travel, any Bill Bryson book I find in a second hand bookshop or bargain bin is bought without a moment’s hesitation. Why? The simple reason is that he represents the everyman and has the ability to talk t ...

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Review of Neither Here Nor There - Bill Bryson

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