Adventure on the Old Silk Road
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Adventure on the Old Silk Road From Venice to the Yellow Sea by John Pilkington

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Published by Century Hutchinson .
Written in English


  • Backpacking,
  • Journeys,
  • Travel writing,
  • Voyages And Travels,
  • Description and travel,
  • Asia,
  • Pilkington, John,
  • Silk Road,
  • Travel

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7793918M
ISBN 100712625607
ISBN 109780712625609

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