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Exquisitely beautiful as only Japanese artwork can be, it is a privilege to be able to sit down and enjoy this selection of stunning woodblock prints which tells the story of the Japanese people as they discovered tourism; discovered places further afield than just their town or village.
If you enjoy reading travel books, then I can highly recommend this hitch hiker’s guide to almost everywhere but the galaxy. Not having read any of Jaimie's previous books, it was startling to read that he was feeling restless and decided to hitch hike from Tasmania to London. It is…
It is seldom that a book comes along that leaves you so impressed.  Rebecca Solnit is gifted in so many ways.  She is gifted as a writer, has a scholarly understanding of many issues, and conveys her thoughts eloquently.
Tom is a journalist whohas a great interest in travel writing. This is his story of visiting the Maldives once the tourist ban was lifted in 2009, allowing visitors to the Islands to see life outside of the glamorous tourist based Resorts: the real Maldives.
Graphic Artist Abby Denson has created a guide book to her beloved Japan, a country she has visited many times, loves and enjoys. Each time she returns she is fascinated once again by the variety and diversity of the people and the culture.
Short stories are a wonderful way to introduce and complete an idea. This book is composed of thirty short stories based around the theme of travel.  It provides an amazing overview of ideas and perspectives. Set in many countries, some stories are written by women who were born there and…
I thought that this would be a travel book and was prepared to hear many wonderful tales about South America.  To my surprise, the author's reason for travel was the discovery of his “first grey pube”! This seems like a fine reason to discover the wonders of South America, but…
This is not a story from the “I’ve been everywhere girl’ travel style memoir, this is a truly riveting and fascinating look into a country and culture that almost defies itself by its difference from Island to Island, with its history, religion, trade and truly spectacular landscape.  This is a…
Encapsulated in this very comprehensive look at the other side of life in India there is much about the culture, the changes a country experiences as it moves ever so slowly towards a more modern way of life and the effects an ever changing emphasis on the sexual revolution of…

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On the rear cover of this book is a small piece I would like to quote from David Whish-Wilson which really sums up this remote, beautiful and unique city far better than I: “we rarely travel far to swim, only occasionally crossing the river north, where the white sand squeaks…
Genghis Khan set out to build the largest land empire in history and succeeded. Tim Cope set out to follow in his footsteps, not to build an empire but to attempt to understand those who still live a similar nomadic lifestyle, challenged by politics and the modern  influences, but somehow…
When you travel sometimes you find a country you feel you can relate to sufficiently to make the shift and resettle. In what Westerners have for Breakfast or rather Five Years in Goa John McBeath shares the good, the great, the not so great and the endless frustration of living…
Ah, Cambodia – what can one say about this tragically beautiful Country with a brave heart and the will of the people to recover and rebuild on what once was and is a legacy of tragedy. Walter Mason takes us into a world of people, mystery and traditional beliefs not…
Iconic Hotels such as the Raffles in Singapore, immortalised by Somerset Maugham, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower (created to show the British how to do it) and many others, have seen more Royals and Grand figures than most, more history pass the grand entrances than ever imagined and so…
For Mike Hannan and wife Jo setting out on a voyage of a lifetime on a trusty steed (a state of the art BWM road bike) named the Elephant, was to be everything they ever dreamed of: traveling to faraway places, meeting the unexpected and dealing with it as well…

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