Reviews of The Bumper Book of Vitali’s Travels

The Bumper Book of Vitali’s Travels by Vitali Vitaliev

"...a great traveller and a wonderful travel writer, immune from stereotypes and clichés..."

Ian Mayes,
former Readers Editor of the Guardian

The 21 pages devoted to Switzerland, one of his favourite countries, are quite up-to-date and make for entertaining reading for those who are also interested in this country.

Swiss Express –
the journal of the Swiss Rail Society

It is great to hear of the stories that Vitali has to tell, including using Baedeker’s London 1900 to explore the sights and sounds of London using the London Underground network. the book would be great as a sort of online travel blog which describes all of his tours. Lots of countries here I have never been to, so the book is interesting to read and hear about the stories and memories.

Rail Advent website

This is an excellent read, which almost takes you to the places that Vitali describes so well. It's a fascinating insight into modern geopolitical history, in which Vitali has a way of bringing to life though the people he encounters and the locations he chooses. Some [locations] are well-known, whereas others are out of the way and off the beaten track. He always comes across as being a considerate traveller, not only telling it how it is but having a polite way with everyone. Although it is a bumper book at 640 pages, it is easily digestible, as each chapter can be read in 10 to 30 minutes, so you can easily come back to it where you left off. I read it from beginning to end, and enjoyed the journeys. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I'm going to hold on to it, put it aside, and read it again in the future. Well recommended

Amazon customer

 

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