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Great travel books

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 November 2005 | Views [1172] | Comments [1]

This is my personal list of great travel books. Please feel free to add any if you have any suggestions:
  1. Into the heart of Borneo, Redmond O'Hanlon
    Probably only exceptionally funny for those who have been there and experienced the wonders (and leeches) of this great forest, and also probably not the sort of book you should read before you go ... as you'll then know what's in store and will probably wimp out.

  2. Exterminate all the brutes, Sven Lindqvist
    A superbly philosophical analysis of man's inhumanity to man and its historical source. Powerful and relevant to contemporary events.

  3. A short walk in the Hindu Kush, Eric Newby
    Travel like this doesn't exist today.

Tags: books, literature, reading, relaxation, travel



Omg this is never ending topic! I could think of dozens of them, but my top discoveries are definitely those two:
"Hopscotch" Julio Cortazar - travel book for many reasons, but mainly because you can keep reading it over and over again and get another story each time.
"Winter's night traveler" Italo Calvino - because it is like travelling itself, written like a caleidoscope with just beginnings of stories turning into totally different plot and then from it we are getting into another one and so on - it is a mysterious labirynth!


  ephemeral Jun 9, 2015 5:17 PM

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