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Lively and engaging account of an extraordinary project in an incredible place.,
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This review is from: A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road (Hardcover)
This book combines many categories, including travelogue, memoir and diary. Fast-paced and engagingly written, it evokes the central Asian landscape, communities, history and culture with impressive skill. Most memorable for the personalities it records and extraordinary initiative of the author in the face of endless obfuscation, many of the vignettes live long in the mind and offer much food for reflection, alongside many reasons to be grateful for a number of the freedoms enjoyed in the West.