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You Had Me at Bonjour

Summary: Jessica decides to take a gap year in the south of France after her husband Ben leaves her for another woman, Samantha. It is her way of coping with her divorce and loss of her job. Although she is miserable in the beginning, she gradually gathers courage to meet people and make friends. She […]

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Travels with My Briefcase

“Travel for the sake of travel is the ultimate extravagance; it ruins the environment, destroys our heritage and consumes valuable resources.Most travel writing is the ultimate prostitution. I’ll go anywhere, I’ll go with anyone, I’ll do anything, so long as I get paid for it. There is no purpose, no objective.” The opening lines of […]

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River Dog: A Journey Down the Brahmaputra

As the title suggests, this is a travelogue. It describes how Mark Shand followed the river Brahmaputra from its source in Tibet, through India and to the sea in Bangladesh.   The funny thing is Shand doesn’t actually get onto a boat on the river until very late in the book. First there is the […]

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Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything

The title says it all. This is Simon Majumdar‘s account of the year he spent travelling the world and sampling food.  Majumdar, who is an author, food writer and broadcaster, was guided in this quest by people he met on food-related websites.The book is also about these people as much as it is about the […]

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Around the world in 80 dates

by Jennifer Cox If you want information on where to stay in Hongkong, what to eat in Canada or what to see in Iceland, this is not the book for you. This is the account of a woman’s journey around the world to discover her soul mate. Jennifer Cox, a career travel writer and globe-trotter, […]