Ever thought about visiting truly bewildering, unknown locations? Alastair Bonnett’s book brilliantly describes a wide range of locations in multiple countries that all have an element of mystery and particularity about them. Bonnett didn’t just select off the beaten path locations, he chose locations which are either deserted, completely unknown, mysterious or even inaccessible.

The stories about lost territories, secret places and other amazing locations will immediately evoke your wildest wanderlust fantasies and provide you with ideas on where to fulfil them. If you consider yourself a genuine adventure traveller, this book will provide you with some inspiration on what places to visit next.

The places that Bonnett chose are truly spectacular and his descriptions capture the magic of those locations with great literary skill. It isn’t just an enumeration of places complet with information, it is a vivid description of places that have a fantastic element of particularity aout them. Bonnett moreover adds some everyday stories from those places to the descriptions, which renders them even more lively. When reading the book, you feel like the locations are being described by someone who lives there and knows their deepest secrets. It doesn’t feel like a travel magazine or a guide but like a story from an old inhabitant.

Bonnett’s book is definitely one of the best recent compilations of extreme and special locations and should therefore be on every adventure traveller’s bookshelf.

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