The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux (1975)

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Whose description of this unforgettable travel book should we take other than that of the writer himself, who write on www.paultheroux.com: “The Orient Express, The Khyber Pass Local, The Frontier Mail, The Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, The Maridalay Express, The Ozora Limited – -a Grand Tour by train, a journey from London to Tokyo […]

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One’s Company, by Peter Fleming (1934)

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Peter Fleming, brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, wrote in 1934 pretty scathingly of what many consider a wonderful book of a 1933 journey through China. He dismisses the plaudits. His words are maybe a caveat to anyone wanting to write about their travels and be unique and profound at the same time. Fleming […]

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