Sunday, October 29, 2006

Azerbaijan with Georgia
by Mark Elliott
Travelling with humanity, a five-star guide.

This review is to thank publisher and author for opening up what was the closed book of Azerbaijan and making it possible,imperative even, to get out and make the most of life in a fascinating country. Written with an attention to (sometimes quirky) detail which denotes enthusiasm and respect for both country and traveller. Background and perspective provide the human face which is so often missing in the formula guides (viz, sadly, Lonely Planet's recently-produced barebones approach to the same country)and the general western viewpoint. A friendly, challenging and inspiring read, it is one of the three essential books for anyone planning to stay or visit (Thomas Goltz and Qurban Said wrote the others).
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