Desert Memories (A Travel Book Review)

Each year, Lonely Planet chooses the worlds 10 ‘Best In Travel’ destinations. And though you might not be able to visit Chile in person, you can explore the country through Ariel Dorfman’s reflective desert quest.

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Longitude’s Best Travel Books of 2013: Headhunters On My Doorstep

With his usual ability to turn small details into entertaining anecdotes, Troost faces devious gold smugglers, starving sharks and the ghosts of old islanders. A bit more candid than in his previous South Pacific narratives (read: The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Getting Stone With Savages), the author returns to familiar settings in order to compare how they – and he – have changed over the decades.

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