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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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Every cloud has a photographer's lining

Advantages: Unusual subject matter, amusing, nice arrangement of photos
Disadvantages: Some may dislike the "postcard" format

“NOT ANOTHER LAKE DISTRICT PHOTO COMPILATION?” Let’s face it, there are coffee-table books a-plenty about the Lake District. Pile them on top of each other and they would tower above Scafell Pike, right? Most contain a fair number of stunning photograph ...

2mennycds 15.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Rainy Days in the Lake District - Val Corbett

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You'll Soon Be Tired of Pubs

Advantages: Lots of suggestions, some bits of London I hadn't considered visiting
Disadvantages: Some suggestions are bizarre and suggest a lack of imagination from the writer

...in hardcover in 2012, "Tired of London Tired of Life" is a take on the quote by Samuel Johnson that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford". This book, therefore is designed to reigni ...

MentalSarcasm 27.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do in London - Tom Jones

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Excellent companion on any trip to S. America!

Advantages: Great coverage of all countries in South America
Disadvantages: Some of the prices are a bit out of date

...When I travelled around Europe, I found the Europe on a shoestring guide to be really helpful, so when I decided to visit South America I immediately bought this book to help me with my planning. I bought the 11th edition, published March 2010 and reall ...

ceebee27 08.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of South America On A Shoestring - Lonely Planet

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So many guides packed into one handy book!

Advantages: Loads of information packed into one guide.
Disadvantages: LOADS of people have this book so you're all likely to be following similar routes...

I recently spent 8 months travelling around South East Asia, and this book was the only guide that I took. It covers the basics that you'll need to know for almost every country on most itineraries. I found information to be accurate and up-to-date, and ...

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Review of Southeast Asia On A Shoestring - Lonely Planet

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