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 14 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 14 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 16 months ago 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 22 months ago by Jeeves
In 1933 the 28 year old Robert Byron set out on a journey to Central Asia. Unlike many, perhaps most, previous travelers to the region he was neither a military man with a hidden... Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by Paul Suni