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Book Review: Japanland by Karin Miuller – Japan Asia
Book Review: Japanland by Karin Miuller – Japan Asia Mary Keener recommends Japanland, subtitle A Year in Search of Wa, dedicated to the people of Japan, as a read for those seeking laughter, understanding and knowledge about this small island
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Book Review: The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott – Belize, Central America
Book Review: The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott – Belize, Central America Not much has been written about Belize. Mary Keener found this book not only welcomed, needed and informative, but also spellbinding.
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Norman Lewis View of the World – Book Review
Philip Blazdell profiles a compilation of the works of the travel-writing great, Norman Lewis.
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The Ginger Tree – Book Review
Philip Blazdell reviews The Ginger Tree, following more than forty years of East-West relationships and the development of modern Japan first through the eyes of this very young and naive girl and, th
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A Pike in the Basement – Book Review
Don't read Philip Blazdell's mouth-watering review
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Ulysses Travel Guides – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ulysses Travel Guides – Montreal, Quebec, Canada Ulysses Travel Guides Montréal 2001 is a comprehensive softbound guidebook concerning the largest French-speaking city in North America, Montréal. The authors, Francois Rémillard (Exploring) and Benoit Prieur (Portrait) have done a masterful job of writing a succinct guide that appeals to the traveller, tourist and even the locals. The book divides itself into eight sections […]
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Dominican Republic Travel Book Review
Dominican Republic For those of you who are not purchasing a package deal to the Dominican Republic and are travellers as distinguished from tourists, the handy sixth edition of Ulysses’ softbound edition of Dominican Republic may prove very useful. This publication was authored by Benoit Prieur and Pascale Couture and is filled with an abundance […]
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AA Gill is Away
AA Gill is Away AA Gill is Away AA Gill can not write a bad sentence and to read this book is to experience travel writing at its most sublime. Unlike many other writers who aspire to be travel writers, AA Gill’s prose is free from the genre’s normal pretensions and is like a breath of fresh air. After […]
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Cancun & the Riviera Maya
Cancun & the Riviera Maya Cancun & the Riviera Maya I have not seen too many travel guides that present to the reader concise and timely information pertaining to Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Riviera Maya as well as Cancun all wrapped up in a soft bound book that can easily fit into your back pocket. One such neat little guide is […]
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St. Lucia
St. Lucia When one opens the softbound guidebook entitled St. Lucia, written by Chris Higgins and published by Ulysses Travel Guides, we immediately note the quotation of Derek Walcott, a Lucian poet and playwright: I come from a place that likes grandeur it likes large gestures it is not inhibited by flourish it is a […]
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