Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (68 of 75)
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I am the President/Founder of Flying Doctors of America. This humanitarian volunteer organization has brought teams of physicians/dentists and other medical volunteers to help the poor throughout the world since 1990. Over the past years Flying Doctors of America has brought hope and healing to more than 200,000 children, women and men. In my travels across the globe I have found, throughout hum… Read more

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Buenos Aires Cultural Literary Companion by John Wilson
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I spent a week in Buenos Aires and brought this book with me with the hope that it would introduce me to the uniqueness of this contradictory and culturally rich city - it did not. I have not read a more disjointed, dysfunctional guide than this one.
Jason Wilson uses the word 'Babylonic' to describe Buenos Aires, and in a Freudian way, that very word describes how this book reads. Wilson uses the words of endless other writers to express (evidently he cannot) the soul of this city. All the multitude of quotes muddles your mind and the book ends up sounding like babble.
Quote after quote assails you from writers you will be sorely pressed to recognize. This book could, maybe,… Read more
At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through&hellip by John Gimlette
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It sure seems that the other reviewers (posted below) read a different Gimlette book than I, but I found this book both extraordinary and a "bloody good read". I read the book while I was traveling through South America by car. I had a week to ten days for Paraguay and brought along Gimlette's travelogue/history.
John Gimlette's writing is engaging. His grasp of the history of Paraguay is superlative. His dry English humor often gives the absurd and macabre balance. Face it, Paraguay has an egregious history and there is no other way to tell it but explicitly. Gimlette does just that well.
John Gimlette is a lawyer practicing law in England who has an infatuation with… Read more
Rough Guide Bolivia 1e by Rough Guide
Rough Guide Bolivia 1e by Rough Guide
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have reviewed travel guides for seven years and this is one of the best I have used. Recently (5/04) I traveled for three weeks through Bolivia and found this guide to be very reliable, user friendly and exact.
The guide has excellent maps, brilliant descriptions of what to see and do, a very good 'Brief History' section, a good 'recommended books' section and the layout is excellent.
Everywhere possible James Read has included the internet addresses and web pages for additional information.
Most important James Read's recommendations for accommodations were always "spot on".
If there is a downside to the guide it is the restaurant recommendations. You need… Read more