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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
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 […]
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 […]
Globetrotter Dogma
Globetrotter Dogma Globetrotter Dogma Here’s a 5 x7, 169-page, take-with-you, soft-cover travel gem, smartly and simply illustrated – the world globe imprinted on the top of each even page and the author as trekker on each odd page, interspersed with drawings pertinent to a canon. There are 104 canons “for escaping the rat race and exploring the […]
Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports
Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports If you have been fortunate in reading some of the great travel writers such as Joseph Conrad or Jack Kerouac you will notice there was always a romanticism attached to travelling to the world’s famous port cities. Would we be able to discover this same atmosphere if we travelled […]
The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel The Art of Travel In today’s travel literature market it is not often that we have an opportunity to read a book that is devoid of telling us where and how to go, but rather the philosophical aspects of travel. Alain de Botton’s collection of charming reflections entitled The Art of Travel opens up a […]
Sint Maarten/St. Martin and St. Barts
Sint Maarten/St. Martin and St. Barts Sint Maarten/St. Martin and St. Barts Many of us have never heard of Sint Maarten/St. Martin or where they are located. The Islands of Sint Maarten/St. Martin comprise an area of 37 square miles and are the smallest land mass in the world that are divided between two governments, the Dutch and the French, who […]