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1. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2175 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

As it's a time for reading about travel, or planning it, I wondered if anyone has any book recommendations?

This is what has made me think of this: An Atlas Of Countries That Don't Exist.

I found it in the local library; it's about all the oddities, the breakaway republics which aren't recognised by other countries, and the remnants of empires. They've selected 50 out of perhaps three times that number. It's fun to look through but a bit of a "coffee table" book and there's not much depth to the text about each place, just half a page of description which is sometimes about the unusual situation of the territory but other times filled with anecdotes about famous locals. I'd not rush out to buy it but it's an interesting one to thumb through of you happen upon it.

(I did try to embed the photo, but I can't select the uploaded photo, not in Chrome desktop, Chrome for mobile, or Microsoft Edge. What am I doing wrong?)

2. Posted by Vic_IV (Respected Member 131 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

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Thanks for your recommendation, Andy.
Unfortunately, Amazon does not deliver to Ukraine.
I have my own travel books to read about our country and its hidden places and enjoy reading them for further planning of a visit.
Let's hope for the best! ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 17 Dec 2020, 15:02 GMT by Vic_IV ]

3. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1572 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

Jetlag have three titles:

Phaic Tan

Molvania

San Sombrero

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2175 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Borisborough

Phaic Tan

Brilliant.

5. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1708 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

Ina Caro's "The Road from the Past: Traveling Through History in France" that we first followed backwards and later in order. Her other book "Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train" didn't work as well since train schedules and prices had changed considerably by the time we tried it. It was fun doing both though and she gives a lot of interesting information to go with the visit. If you can only do one, the first one was by far the best.