Subject: Has anyone ever been to Molvania?

This is a trick question. There is no such place. However some clever writers from the UK and Australia have written a travel guide for the fictional country of Molvania ("a land untouched by modern dentistry") as a parody of adventure travel books.

I heard an interview with a co-author on the radio yesterday and found myself laughing in the car. Their style of humor reminded me of early Woody Allen or Monty Python. "It's a very beautiful country now that radiation levels have dropped to acceptable standards" said co-author Tom Gleisner.

I thought it might make a good gag gift for the travellers on your holiday list. They are also working on guides to other non-existant places around the world - San Sombrero, Bongoswana and the Tofu Islands -

Mark Los Angeles