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Lonely Planet : Karakoram Highway Paperback – 1 Mar 1998


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Bradley Mayhew was born in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1970 and currently lives in Yellowstone County, Montana. A degree in Oriental Studies (Chinese) at Oxford University kickstarted 20 years of independent travel in the remoter corners of Asia and a career writing guidebooks. With his classmate, he wrote the Odyssey Guide to Uzbekistan, the first guidebook to the country, in 1995. He has since writted over 25 guides for Lonely Planet, specialising in Central Asia, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, China and Yellowstone National Park.

In the course of his research trips he's been arrested in the Tajikistan Pamirs, forced to make a self-criticism in Tibet, slept in a cupboard in Nicaragua and spent way too much time eating mutton kebabs across inner Asia. Bradley has also written for Insight guides and Rough Guides and has lectured on Central Asia to the Royal Geographical Society. He was recently seen retracing the route of Marco Polo for a five-hour German TV documentary (Arte/SWR).

Follow his blog at www.bradleymayhew.blogspot.com.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Extremely Helpful 13 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I reviewed several guidebooks on Pakistan before selecting this one. Lonely Planet is the best. It has the most detail information for travellers. Looking for a guesthouse, a motel, or a hotel in every corner of Pakistan, its in there. Travelling accross the country? Want to know how to make travel arrangement? Its all in there. Most importantly the prices are there. From the Arabian Coast to the borders of China, Iran and India this book is a traveller's survival kit; it all you need for you trip to Pakistan.
Born in Guyana and living in the USA, I decided to visit Pakistan in 1994. I was able to make my travel plans based on this guidebook. Its detail map was of great help. Where to stay, where to eat, what to buy, what to see and travel tips are all there. From this book I was able to get an accurate idea of how I should budget.
Using Lonely planet, I visited Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Taxila, Mardan, Peshawar, Saidu Sharif, Bahrain, Kalam (SWAT IS BEATIFUL), Muree, Abbotabad, Kaghan, Naran and Kashmir. My trip was a success thank to Lonely Planet. This guidebook is worth purchasing. Now that I am plannig to return to Pakistan I have purchased the 5th edition as I plan to visit Gilgit, Quetta, Chitral, Iran and India.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
One of the most remote parts of the world, but well worth it 15 Nov. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I recently completed a trip across the length of the Karakoram highway, and found this guide book excellent. It provided a lot of useful background on the different people and cultures whom we encountered, and had great information on the various towns and villages along the way. It was particularly helpful to have the phrasebook section at the back with all the different languages of the region. This is a wonderful part of the world to visit, but not the easiest to travel in, so a book like this makes all the difference.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Karakoram Highway,The High Road to China 1 Oct. 1998
By Muhammad Tauseef Yamin (tosief@brain.net.pk) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book and just went through it. Actually I wanted to visit the Northern Areas of Pakistan and after reading this book I felt that I have visited the areas which even I have'nt heard about.If someone is planning to travel through Pakistan or China(Karakoram Highway)one should have read it to enjoy the travel throughly.
Great Fuel for Wishful Thinking 10 Jun. 2009
By Les K - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
One of my dreams is to eventually visit the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan. It is therefore a great pleasure to have found this lightly used copy of the Lonely Planet book on visiting the Highway. I hope Pakistan sufficiently recovers to make the book useful.
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