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 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 »

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 »

Red Dust: a path through China by Ma Jian – travel book review

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Red Dust: a path through China book

The story of how a book can travel with you I normally only highlight book reviews if I have enjoyed them on my own travels. In this case I thought the brief story behind my reading of this book might also be interesting too. My history with the book Red Dust I bought this book over… Continue reading more »

Are you Experienced? by William Sutcliffe: travel book review

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Are you experienced book cover

Possibly the best “travel” book I’ve read – The question is are you experienced enough to read it? Last week I mentioned some books in my article on secondhand bookshops and the nicest bookseller in the world. A few people asked about them so I thought about adding a small supplemental review of travel books I’ve read while in Nepal.… Continue reading more »