The Travels by Marco Polo: travel book review

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. …

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

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 …

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Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson: travel book review

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 …

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

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 …

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Are you Experienced? by William Sutcliffe: travel book review

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. …

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