Recommended Travel Books and Novels

Just about ever traveller leaves home with at least one
book in their luggage.  Apart from the obligatory guide book, having
something interesting to read not only makes the flight easier but gives us a
great reason to sit in the sun or shade and watch the world go by.

Here are some recommended travel books

  • Bill Bryson
  • Seven years in Tibet by Heinrich
    Harrer – An astronishing look at Tibet through the eyes of an exhiled
    Austrian during and after World War II.  Not only does Harrer become
    excepted by the Tibetans, but he becomes a close friend to the Dali Lama.

  • Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che
    Guevara – Gueraras personal diary of his journey north through South America
    with his friend Alberto on their borrowed motorcycle La Podorosa II. 
    Witty, funny and well written stories that show Guevaras compassion for his
    fellow South Americans and his want to inprove their quality of life. 
    Intereting glimpses of his interest of Communisim.

  • Into Thin Air by John Krakauer – A
    shaken Krakauer relives his 1996 climb to the submit of Mount Everest which
    ended in disaster for many climbers. 

  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac –
    Publsihed in 1957 Jack’s stories of crossing the US by any means possible show
    an interedting side to the 1940s and 1950s USA.

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