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501 Must Take Journeys

501 Must Take Journeys - David Brown, Arthur Findlay, Jackum Brown This became profoundly slow reading. The very short descriptions are beautifully designed but badly written, being vague and vaunted in a tiresome way. They are short on detail or specific in the wrong way, except for soothing short lists of landmarks and suggested months to visit.

Also, although a single author is given credit for the work, it seems inevitable or necessary that a majority of destinations would be described by a large number of terse visitors (surveyed on the internet?)

So...no, following Rimbaud around his hometown is not a good idea, unless you want to spend years in a quarry, favouring your shot-up hand while trying to pitch woo at men who break rocks all day.

And the Twelve Apostles in Australia would be automatically included anyway, but you don't have to do it by car and there are possibly even better coastline cutouts slightly further down the road.

If you're trying to send people to Yemen and Tajikstan based on 200 word descriptions, you really need to demonstrate that you can describe an Australian standard with some efficiency and accuracy.