5 Travel books
Basil Pao China Revealed The Hong Kong-based snapper, who has worked with Michael Palin, compiles a stunning visual portrait of China today. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Christopher Robbins In Search of Kazakhstan This book aims to kick Borat’s theories into touch by showing that Kazakhstan is an entertaining and tolerant area. Profile.
Dan Kieran I Fought the Law The co-author of Crap Towns jaunts across the UK to see how far he can stretch some of the more ridiculous Blair-imposed rules and regulations. Bantam.
Byambasuren Davaa The Cave of the Yellow Dog This Oscar-nominated documentary-maker heads back to her native Mongolia to bring us a vision of life among its nomadic people. Virago.
Tom Chesshyre How Low Can You Go? This comic travelogue has the Times writer visiting the likes of Tampere, Kaunas and Brno on the very, very cheap. Hodder & Stoughton.