Allan Taylor

Biography

Allan Taylor (Allano) is a travel writer and blogger. He was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand and in NZ attended Otago and Victoria Universities majoring in chemistry, geology and economics. Later he went on to Pennsylvania State University, USA, to do a PhD degree in Geochemistry.

Allano now lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and enjoys the wonderful wine and Mediterranean climate. Allano has traveled throughout Australasia, Central and South America and Africa. His favorite countries to write about are Mexico and Chile. Other topics of interest are gemstones, trout fishing, cooking and politics.

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Books

Allano's Travels from Venezuela to Brazil
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,320. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
The adventures of an over sixties backpacker in South America. How to fill in those retirement years with excitement and new challenges and yet come home safely.
Playing Around with Minerals & Gemstones
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / science & technology
Ever thought about minerals? The fancy ones are gemstones. Are gemstones a safe store of wealth? Here is your chance to leap ahead of the pack and learn the gemstone jargon like a professional. The important aspects of natural diamonds, rubies and emeralds and their manmade equivalents are revealed as well as the mysteries of gemstone identification.
Allano's Gemstone Guide
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 35,950. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth Sciences / Mineralogy
Allano explains the intricacies of gemstone identification from the point of view a scientist and former grower of emeralds in the laboratory. This is a fun collection of articles about natural and manmade gemstones that gem collectors, dealers and prospectors will find helpful and inspiring.
Allano's Travels in Chile and Argentina
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,250. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Where to go and what to do in Chile and Argentina is explained by travel writer Allano from Australia. The budget traveller and backpacker will find this travel guide useful and inspiring. The armchair traveller and reader may even decide to pack a bag and head off for South America clutching a trout fishing rod.
Allano's Travels in Mexico and Guatemala
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Price: Free! Words: 29,580. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Where to go and what to do in Mexico and Central America is explained by travel writer Allano from Australia. The budget traveler and backpacker will find this travel guide helpful. Armchair and senior travelers will be inspired to visit Latin America whilst they are still sprightly.
Dinosaur Dinner - Drama Comedy
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
This ebook is a comedy sketch for children of Junior Primary age. It provides a fun beginning to drama with so many unusual characters, including a dinosaur and pet dog. The world of dinosaurs is introduced, including the scientific problem of identification.
Backpackers' Fishing Guide to the Andes
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
The mighty Andean cordillera of South America, from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego has always attracted the backpacker. This fishing guide for catching trout and salmon in the Andean region will make a visit even more exciting. The Waltonian tradition of fly and spin fishing is explained and you can read where to go to get results. Tight lines!

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