I wouldn’t call The Dubai 5o: The Ultimate City Guide a travel guidebook – at least not in the classical sense. It offers no fold-out maps, recommendations or any of the typical travel tips for things to see/do while in Dubai. Not really for a tourist intending to do touristy things.
But that’s not what this book is for.
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I have a weakness for books and for some reason, it manifests itself strongest while I’m traveling and walking through little bookshops with titles in foreign languages or locally-published editions you know you won’t find elsewhere. I’ve been guilty of carrying extra pounds in the past so I’ve become a bit more selective but as they say, old habits die hard.
One of the books I came across in Nepal that I probably wouldn’t have paid much attention to elsewhere was “Arresting God in Kathmandu” by rising Nepali-born writer Samrat Upadhyay.
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