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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 Mule Gun Is On The Yak

Advantages: Very readable account of a place that is only now changing
Disadvantages: None

Michel Peissel was a Frenchman. I automatically wrote "was" on the bland assumption that he is probably dead by now. He is, I checked. He died in Paris in 2011 at the age of 74. None of which is of interest. What is of interest is that one da ...

hiker 15.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Mustang A Lost Tibetan Kingdom - Michel Peissel

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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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Fact Vs. Fiction

Advantages: Many well written contributions
Disadvantages: The odd self-indulgent piece

Better Than Fiction is a compendium of true travel stories written by famous fiction writers and published by Lonely Planet, the guide book company. In this book of 320 pages there are 32 tales, mostly brief, but extremely varied in location and type. It ...

Essexgirl2006 27.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Better Than Fiction - Lonely Planet

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In The Big Wide World

Advantages: Lots of picture, interesting, inspiring, easy to dip into
Disadvantages: Sometimes implies Russ has done something he hasn't, some photos in the wrong sections

I am what you might call a vicarious traveller. I would love to travel the world but am not able to at this point in my life, so I travel from my living room, watching TV and reading books. Among my favourites are the Long Way Round and Long Way Down show ...

eilidhcatriona 31.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Big Earth - Russ Malkin

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