Reviews

  • One for the armchair traveller and the adventurer who has scaled K2 and swum the Bosphorus. Like a long train journey, once you settle in there's a lot to enjoy. Gripping

    The Times
  • Dazzling . . . like someone panning for gold, Theroux reread hundreds of travel classics and modern works, shaking out the nuggets. A source of inspiration for prospective travelers and a guide to how, in Theroux's view, to travel properly

    San Fransisco Chronicle
  • Pure entertainment

    Financial Times
  • A real treat for anyone travelling

    Guardian
  • One of the best introductions to travelling and travel writing

    Sunday Times