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on 23 July 2010
I generally enjoy travel books, but I often stick to reading about places I've been or am planning on visiting at some point, as I find this more interesting. Needless to say, Kazakhstan and Mongolia are not high on my list of places to visit, so if I'd been browsing, I may never have chosen this book.
However, a friend recommended it to me, and I found it a delightful read. It's interesting, witty, and informative and the descriptions of the places they visit and people they meet are sympathetic and never condescending.
Of course, given their level of mechanical knowledge, Russian, and camping, you have to question the sanity level of David and Geoff for undertaking the trip in the first place, but I'm very glad they did, and that this book was the result - a must read for any fan of travel writing.