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Five favourite travel books: South America

I rarely read up about a place in a travel book as preparation for a holiday, but I do love to read about travel. South America, as regular readers will know, is my favourite part of the world and so I thought I’d begin here as I share my best loved travel reads. 861 more words

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Jupiter's Travels - Ted Simon

ISBN: n/a
Simon, Ted. Jupiter’s Travels. Penguin Books: London, 1980.

1. At times, and more frequently now, I could feel the tiredness invading my bones, bleaching my retina and raising a mist on the horizon of my mind. 5,140 more words


Riding the Iron Rooster - Paul Theroux

ISBN: n/a
Theroux, Paul. Riding The Iron Rooster. Penguin Books: London, 1989.

1. It was my good fortune to be wrong; being mistaken is the essence of the traveller’s tale. 2,365 more words


All the Right Places - Brad Newsham

ISBN: 0 553 816020
Newsham, Brad. All The Right Places. Bantum: Berkshire, 2003.

1. I walked through block after cloned block of dreary concrete structures, (…) labeled in the tangled algebra of Japanese, and featuring exteriors that offered no clue as to function. 1,184 more words


The Great Railway Bazaar -- Review

this post was originally published on my Goodreads account.

I’ve not read much travel literature, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from this. What I got was a book that effectively reflects the experience of long travel in distant locations. 273 more words

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A Walk Across America

A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins

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Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey — a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country. 121 more words