Three Men in a Boat: The Funniest Travel Book Ever?

Three Men in a Boat: The Funniest Travel Book Ever?

It started out as a serious travel guide, but by the time Jerome K Jerome finished Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), it was arguably the most humorous book ever written on travel. Basically a narrative revolving around three friends – the author, George and Harris, (and their dog, Montmorency) …

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Scotland, as seen by Bond, James Bond

Scotland, as seen by Bond, James Bond

By Nimish Dubey Whatever you associate Sir Sean Connery with, it is certainly not writing about a country, even his own. The man, who many (us at Kunzum.com included) consider to have been not just the first but the best Bond of them all, however, does have a writing streak in him. And it has…

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Tragic, terrifying and one of the best travel books ever written

Tragic, terrifying and one of the best travel books ever written

Contributed by Nimish Dubey It is rare to see an adventure or travel being hailed as a literary classic, but this status has been accorded to Apsley George Bennet Cherry-Garrard’s The Worst Journey in the World. Apsley Cherry-Garrard is best known for being part of Robert Scott’s ill-fated 1910-13 Antarctica expedition in which Scott and…

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Fantastic Premise, Fantastic Journey, Fantastic Book

Fantastic Premise, Fantastic Journey, Fantastic Book

By Nimish Dubey How do you reach the center of the earth? And while on the subject, why on earth (pun intended) would you like to travel down the bowels of the planet? Well, both questions were answered in spectacular style by Jules Verne when he wrote A Journey to the Center of the Earth…

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5 books to read about the 1996 Everest disaster

5 books to read about the 1996 Everest disaster

By Nimish Dubey Few events have generated as much interest (albeit morbid) as the 1996 disaster on Mount Everest when several climbers perished in an attempt to make the summit. One of the main reasons for this interest is the fact that it inspired arguably the best mountaineering book in terms of narration, Into Thin…

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K2′s Into Thin Air

K2′s Into Thin Air

By Nimish Dubey Jon Krakauer added a whole dimension to mountaineering and travel literature when he wrote Into Thin Air in 1996, describing the disaster that claimed the lives of eight climbers on Mount Everest earlier that year. A dozen years later, eleven climbers died on the second highest peak in the world, K2. As…

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One of the best books on Delhi

One of the best books on Delhi

By Nimish Dubey There have been many books written on the Indian capital. Some have veered to the utterly academic, others to the spiritual, yet others to the role of a simple “see-this-do-that” travel guide and some (alas a very few) have just looked the city through the eyes of a resident. Sam Miller’s Delhi…

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Great Journeys: Was he the first man to scale Everest?

Great Journeys: Was he the first man to scale Everest?

By Nimish Dubey Most people become famous by being the first to do something. Or doing something a certain (record) number of times. And yet one of the most famous names in travel history is a man whose greatest achievement is surrounded in mystery. George Herbert Leigh Mallory was one of the best climbers of…

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The book that exposed Mount Everest

The book that exposed Mount Everest

By Nimish Dubey For most people, ascending Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on earth, remains the ultimate travel fantasy. For years, Everest had been most travellers’ holy grail, notwithstanding the risks involved (many people died in their attempts to conquer the peak). A major accident in May 1996 that claimed the lives of eight climbers…

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Antarctica 1911-12 – The journey that killed a great explorer

Antarctica 1911-12 – The journey that killed a great explorer

By Nimish Dubey Of all the journeys that have been undertaken, few have been as tragic as the “race to the pole” between Britain’s Robert Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen. Both Scott and Amundsen were reputed explorers and each wanted to be the first human being to set foot on the South Pole. It was…

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Kan en brudtärna klänning kan också brukar bära klänning

Brudens brudklänning ska vara vacker nog tillräckligt underbara brudtärna klänning stilen inte så många krav att endast bära på bröllopet, brudtärna klänningar de inte bortkastade? Jag skulle rekommendera för alla att göra antingen bära klänning bröllop brudtärna på vardagar eller andra tillfällen i en enda produkt, kan du välja en klänning att bära två eller…

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A classic travel book reading list

A classic travel book reading list

By Nimish Dubey Ask someone about reading travelogues and it is a fair chance that they will head off and start looking for books by the likes of Mark Shand, Bill Bryson and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. And there is nothing really wrong with it as these are perhaps the masters of modern travel literature. However,…

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Robe De Soirée

Robe De Soirée

Robes de mariée Il est important pour vous de savoir à propos de la tenue officielle de mariage afin que vous ne regardez pas sur place lorsque vous avez été invité pour un. Être familier avec votre budget, et ne pas expérimenter avec ces robes de mariée qui courent sur votre budget que vous ne…

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