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rockyroad3 Thu 25-Aug-16 07:07:49

I have read most of Bill Bryson, recently read The Corfu Trilogy (which I loved). Anything else along this vein, which is nicely written?

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CuntWagon Thu 25-Aug-16 07:18:29

Paul Theroux's travel books are really good.

tripfiction Thu 25-Aug-16 18:01:09

Yes, Paul Theroux...

A 1000 Days in Venice by Marina de Blasi (and The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club)

Dervla Murphy

Peter Millar - I have enjoyed all of his ..Cuba.. Morocco..

Freya Stark

Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons by Matthew Fort is probably one of my faves for Sicily

A Tall man in a Low Land by Harry Pearson (Belgium)

Oh, and of course William Dalrymple...

Loyly Thu 25-Aug-16 18:14:33

I really liked Peter Moore's books. It's best to read them in order:

The Wrong Way Home - he goes from London to Sydney without flying.

The Full Montezuma - he travels to Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and other places.

Swahili For The Broken Hearted - he goes from Cape Town to Cairo by any means possible.

Vroom With A View - he travels through Italy on a Vespa and in its sequel, Vroom By The Sea, he does a final tour.

mistrals Mon 12-Sep-16 23:15:06

Driving over lemons by Chris Stewart.

NannyR Mon 12-Sep-16 23:25:17

I love reading Dervla Murphy, although they don't seem to be in print at the moment and they are not easy to find in charity shops. The accounts of the trips she takes with her young daughter in tow are fascinating to read (shoestring to coorg, eight feet in the Andes and one where they spend the winter in the mountains of baltistan (can't remember the title off hand)).
There is also one where she cycles from Ireland to India travelling through places like Afghanistan in the 60's that is a really interesting read.

NannyR Mon 12-Sep-16 23:30:54

Another favourite of mine is "hideous kinky" by Esther Freud. It's not nonfiction but I think its based on the authors experiences as a child.
It's told from the viewpoint of a young girl who travels with her hippy mum and sister to morocco and they spend a couple of years living there.

onwego Tue 13-Sep-16 06:52:39

Another vote for Dervla Murphy - you can pick up second hand copies on Amazon.

BestIsWest Tue 13-Sep-16 21:37:48

Annie Hawes - the first couple of books set in Italy are lovely.

Warmworm Wed 14-Sep-16 20:06:12

Driving over Lemons for a funny, light read. Also "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed is more about a journey than a relocation, but it was very good.

NannyR Wed 14-Sep-16 20:47:03

"Tracks" by Robyn Davidson is a good journey book too. The author walks across Australia with a couple of camels and a dog, it was made into a good film too.

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