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The Good Tourist, By Lucy Popescu

Reviewed,Katy Guest
Friday 21 November 2008 01:00

An ethical guide to the practicalities of modern travel is a welcome addition to the crop of eco-lit, and more thought-provoking than some dashed-off books about composting toilets and offsetting like mad.

Even seasoned travellers might be surprised, among chapters on China, Syria and Iran, to kick off in Australia and the Maldives. But Popescu is eloquent about their record on human rights.

Suggestions for What To Do are most welcome – though some (visit the Diane Lang Foundation in South Africa) seem more useful than others ("start a blog" about "indigenous rights")

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