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Travel Tales

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The library has a number of travel guides highlighting interesting local features for the various countries around the world. This week we are featuring some general travel guides as well as personal accounts of some intrepid journeys in Outback Australia, India, the Alps region of Europe and the countries of the Eurasian Steppes. The titles can be reserved for $1.35 each or you can check for them next time you visit a library branch
The world's 100 best adventure trips / by Jasmina Trifoni
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Covering the globe by every form of transport, these 100 thrilling journeys plunge us into wild nature, introduce us to different cultures, and test our physical limits. Some last only a few days, while other are once-in-a lifetime epic voyages.
On the trail of Genghis Khan: an epic journey through the land of the
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For over 3 years Australian adventurer Tim Cope travelled 10,000kms alone on horseback across the Eurasian steppe through Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary. He followed the route taken by Genghis Khan as he forged his great empire
Never mind the bullocks : one girl's 10,000 km adventure around India
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Vanessa Able hatches an idea - she's going to drive the circumference of India in the cheapest car in the world, the Tata Nano, symbol of the aspirations of India's new, rising middle class. What ensues is a hilarious, high-octane adventure.
Tracks / by Robyn Davidson
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This book is about one woman's solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback. A camel-trek from the heart of Australia, across 17,000 miles of hostile desert, to the sea - with only a dog and four camels for company.
1014 places to see in Australia / by Bruce Elder
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From the most beautiful beaches to stunning caves; from eerie, empty deserts to teaming tourist maps, 1014 things to do and see in Australia is a compelling guide for anyone who really wants to experience this great island continent.
High road rider / by Mike Hannan
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When two veteran riders decided to explore the Alps on a motorcycle, they never imagined the incredible adventures that would unfold. This title offers a gripping, funny and true account of one epic ride, and the wonders they encountered along the way.
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