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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
Norman Lewis View of the World – Book Review
Philip Blazdell profiles a compilation of the works of the travel-writing great, Norman Lewis.
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
A Pike in the Basement – Book Review
Don't read Philip Blazdell's mouth-watering review
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 […]
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 […]
Around the Bloc
Around the Bloc Around The Bloc Around The Bloc is not for the faint-hearted, romantic, dreamy traveler who wants to experience a culture without too much discomfort. But it is for the true explorer, the adventurer who relishes assimilating into a way of life by living in and with the people. Ms. Griest’s bloc focuses on three communist […]
Golden Earth
Golden Earth Golden Earth Golden Earth is not a good book. It is not even an excellent book to while away long summer afternoons with. Instead, it transcends the genre of travel writing to assume its true place amongst the great literature of the last century. Reading anything by Lewis is always a quasi-religious experience. With a […]
San Diego
San Diego San Diego The author’s first few words, “Birthplace of California, San Diego was destined to find its place in the sun,” is probably a most deserving description of this beautiful city. Once again Ulysses Travel Guides has published an excellent travel guide authored by Caroline Béliveau entitled San Diego. What I liked about this book […]
Moon Handbooks Alberta: Including Banff, Jasper and the Canadian Rockies
Moon Handbooks Alberta: Including Banff, Jasper and the Canadian Rockies Moon Handbooks Alberta: Including Banff, Jasper, and the Canadian Rockies Recently, as I was searching the Internet for travel guidebooks that uniquely deal with Alberta, Canada, I was surprised to discover that my choices were very limited. However, I did notice a travelguide book now in its fifth edition, published by Avalon Travel, authored by […]