Bear in mind it is a diary of one man's travels before the world wars. Tis almost quaint.Published 4 months ago by C. A. Wise
Wanted to read this again, as the library copy disappeared.
Ordered a copy for a friend, &, opening several pages at random,
I realised I need another for myself. Read more
The rewards of travel should be commensurate with its challenges, and the rewards of this challenging and erudite book -- THE ROAD TO OXIANA by Robert Byron -- are such that it has... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Allen Smalling
Beautifully written--outstanding descriptions with a keen sense of humor. The information is timely--apparently the political scene has not changed much!Published 23 months ago by Theodore Schmidt
There are long passages about architecture that I found boring and had to slog through. You may feel differently if you have a thing for architecture. Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by Zeno
This is so readable it puts modern travelogues to shame. Byron (distantly related to Lord B.) is erudite, funny, episodic, and he is just a great writer. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Jeeves