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Shouldn't travel writing be about travel?
on January 19, 2013
The longest story in the collection is an endlessly detailed and boring piece about a fair that has nothing to do with travel. At least a third to half of the stories were only marginally about travel. There was only one that was in any way exciting, and even that had the excitement happening to other than the author. Very dissappointing, except for one or two pieces, including the one by Pico Iyer.