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The Old Patagonian Express: an extract from the Paul Theroux travel book


❶But they were dressed for it, office clothes under eskimo coats, gloves, mittens, woolly hats; resignation was on their faces and, already, a suggestion of fatigue.

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Examples of travel writing Let's look in detail at an example of travel writing. In this extract the writer gives his impressions of an area of Montana called the Badlands.

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a sample of travel writing to read and analyse and give students a flavour, the last slide can be printed for annotations. Good for extracting the main ingredients of travel writing and getting students to reflect on their own travel experiences. Short Short Stories. Posted by Tom | Filed under Travel, Writing. The very short stories in this section were all (unsuccessful) entries to travel writing competitions with a or word limit.