Archive for the 'Reviews' Category

Has Lonely Planet lost its way? Or found a new path? (Updated)

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Lonely Planet Thorn Tree

Not so recent changes at Lonely Planet have made my world a little smaller It’s been a while since I had a good rant. And in writing this I had every intention to rant. But I am struggling to do so. The best I can do is feel a little sad at the slow passing… Continue reading more »

Book review: Shantaram – one of the most enjoyable travel books I’ve read

Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Shantaram book cover

Shantaram the travel book review that mirrored real life I first read Shantaram way back in 2007 and even did a small review of the book on my travel related books, DVD’s and guides review page. Of all the books I’ve read in my near 8 year no-return journey this book made the most impact.… Continue reading more »

Slow Journey South: Walking to Africa by Paula Constant: book review

Monday, December 10th, 2012
Slow Journey South by Paula Constant

One woman’s dream to walk across the Sahara The very first thing I have to write about this book is that it’s the first of two/three books – as the journey is not over yet. I got this book from someone else who didn’t know this and was disappointed after reading it. The biggest disappointment was that there’s no desert… Continue reading more »

The Beach: travel book review

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
The Beach by Alex Garlanda

The Beach, a book and movie I’d heard about but never come across until Nepal The Beach was one of those books I’d avoided as it never really appealed to me. Backpacker arrives in Thailand goes to hidden island with others learns a lesson leaves. What’s more when it became a film it lost even… Continue reading more »

The Travels by Marco Polo: travel book review

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
The Travels by Marco Polo book cover

Marco Polo, one of the first great recorded travelers In search of travelogues I decided to go in search of one of the most renown travelers in history to see if he could instill the passion of personal travel into writing. Faced with several different versions I went straight to Marco Polo’s own account of his travels.… Continue reading more »

Lonely Planet Healthy Travel – Asia & India: the best health book I’ve ever read

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Lonely Planet Healthy Travel Asia & India

If you carry one book when you travel: make sure it is Lonely Planet Healthy Travel - Asia & India In a world swathed in fast facts, guarantees, recommendations and promises it’s hard to take anything at face value. However when it comes to personal experiences I tend to pay more attention. This little book by Lonely Planet… Continue reading more »

Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson: travel book review

Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Escape from Kathmandu the book

There’s nothing quite like reading a book about the place you are traveling in I was sure that someone somewhere must have written a book based in Nepal that didn’t involve climbing a mountain, volunteering, or finding Buddhism. To cut it short I was looking for a Nepalese Shantaram or Are you experienced. I asked… Continue reading more »