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Some of my favourite travel books

D. G. Findlay "David"
 
The Places In Between
The Places In Between
"Original, engaging, learned and ultimately quite sad."
The Road to Oxiana (Penguin Classics)
The Road to Oxiana (Penguin Classics)
"Original and best."
In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo)
In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo)
"Very funny, learned and enjoyable"
Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China
Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China
"Funny, observant and slightly crotchety.  At all times brilliant"
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books)
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books)
"Very funny and well written.  Sadly, a journey which would now be difficult to repeat"
The Travels of Ibn Battutah
The Travels of Ibn Battutah
"The original travel book"
The Travels of Marco Polo (Classics of World Literature)
The Travels of Marco Polo (Classics of World Literature)
"The second most original travel book"
Travels in the Interior of Africa (Classics of World Literature)
Travels in the Interior of Africa (Classics of World Literature)
"Boys own adventure; gripping and essential, especially with regard to slavery and Christianity"
The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain
The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain
"Mr Theroux tells us so much more about our own country than we could ever hope to see ourselves"
A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods
"Very, very funny and, oddly, quite inspiring if you're a little bit overweight!"