'Conscientiously international, stretching across three millennia'
Times Literary Supplement
'A perfect read both for those who like to travel and those who prefer to let others do the work for them. Its bite-sized extracts and vast variety of authors will appeal to readers, who are bound to learn something from this entertaining volume'
All About History
'Furtado’s judiciously-edited collection calls on historical witnesses to do the talking, and it is a testament to his process of selection … I found myself returning, helplessly, to certain passages of astonishing beauty'
'This is not your typical guidebook. Instead, this intriguing collection of travellers’ tales gives you perspectives on 38 cities across six continents … These range from the historic to the amusing to the scabrous, which together create a revealing insight into a millennia of travel'