My Best Travel Books

A Listmania! list by N. Young (London, UK)
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The Wrong Way Home
1.  The Wrong Way Home by Peter Moore
The list author says:
  "London to Sydney ... without flying. Peter Moore is The Ultimate Backpacker."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Pole to Pole
2.  Pole to Pole by Michael Palin
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  "Michael Palin's second and (in my opinion) best travelogue. A modern classic."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Kon-Tiki Expedition
3.  The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Thor Heyerdahl
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  "The classic sailing-across-the-Pacific adventure."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo)
4.  In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo) by William Dalrymple
The list author says:
  "William Dalrymple's first big adventure: Was this the greatest-ever gap year trip?"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Road To Oxiana
5.  The Road To Oxiana by Robert Byron
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  "The grand-daddy of all good travel books, as readable now as it ever was."
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A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life
6.  A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life by John Simpson
The list author says:
  "A very readable account of some of the more unusual places and people in the world."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere
7.  Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere by Jan Morris
The list author says:
  "A lovely tribute to an unusual city."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Ukimwi Road: From Kenya to Zimbabwe
8.  The Ukimwi Road: From Kenya to Zimbabwe by Dervla Murphy
The list author says:
  "Travelling in modern-day East Africa: Dervla Murphy tells it like it is."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia
9.  Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia by Rebecca West
The list author says:
  "Still a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the Balkans."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Touching The Void
10.  Touching The Void by Joe Simpson
The list author says:
  "An inspiring tale of survival against the odds."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
11.  Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler
The list author says:
  "The nearest most of us will get to Antarctica."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Danakil Diary
12.  The Danakil Diary by Wilfred Thesiger
The list author says:
  "The 20th century's greatest explorer on his first and (he said) most dangerous expedition."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books)
13.  A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books) by Eric Newby
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  "Newby at his best: Two eccentric Englishmen, one remote mountain in Afghanistan..."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Don't Lean Out of the Window!: The Inter-rail Experience
14.  Don't Lean Out of the Window!: The Inter-rail Experience by Stewart Ferris
The list author says:
  "What happens when you go Inter-Railing..."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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