Book Review: Experience Spain from Lonely Planet

Book Review: Experience Spain from Lonely Planet

Last year I posted a review of Experience Italy, a Lonely Planet guide that explored the country and its culture in depth. Now the second book in the series – Experience Spain – has been published. Again, this is much more than a conventional guidebook; it is a feast...

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Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

I enjoy street art. I like the colour, the boldness and the frequent subversiveness. And I like the way that street art is often associated with the renewal of places that have been damaged, whether through poverty, violence, or - as in the case of Christchurch, New...

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Book Review: Tragic Shores by Thomas H Cook

Tragic Shores is the first non-fiction title by Thomas H Cook, a prolific crime and suspense novelist. It is a travel memoir with a difference, an account of the author’s visits to “dark places”, places where sometimes unimaginable levels of human brutality and...

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Book Review: Lonely Planet’s Where to Go When

Have you ever wished you’d travelled at a different time of year because your holiday was ruined by crowds, mosquitos or endless rain? Or wondered what to do with your two weeks off in June? Or are you just seeking inspiration for your next trip? If so, then Where to...

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Books to Read Before You Visit New Zealand

This is the first of an occasional series on “Books to Read Before You Visit…” I always like to prepare for a visit to a new country by reading as much as possible. Not just history and guidebooks, but fiction as well: I find that novels and short stories can often...

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