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Land of Eagles: Riding through Europe's Forgotten Country

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Determined to discover the Albanian that lies behind so many stereotypes and preconceptions, Robin Hanbury-Tenison and his wife Louella crossed the country on horseback, from Theth in the north to the border with Greece in the south. In the footsteps of Byron, Edward Lear and Edith Durham they crossed some of the most wild and arrestingly beautiful landscapes in Europe. Th ...more
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published July 15th 2009 by I. B. Tauris (first published 2009)
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Amanda Carlucci
May 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
Very, very rarely do I ever not finish a book, but I just can't do it. I can't. I keep trying, but this book just makes me mad. I picked this book because it was recommended as a good book to read if one wants to learn about Albania. The author could have been on a horse trail anywhere in the world as far as I'm concerned, because he hardly ever talked about anything other than himself and his experiences with his chosen horses and comrades. He's travelling through a foreign country and never on ...more
Josiphine/Tessa
Mar 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommended to Josiphine/Tessa by: The Travel Book
Read for the Travel Book Project.

Quit at 63 pages. Tenison is my least favorite kind of travel writer: condescending and arrogant. He thinks it's funny to laugh at the country behind its back, and almost every sentence started with 'I'. I read travel books because I want to read about the country, not the author. He's the sort of tourist who gives them a bad name.

Not even an Albanian setting could save this for me.
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A great intro to albania, even if not told by a great travel writer.
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