Travel Writer Books
Need inspiration to travel? or just need a good book whilst on your travels? Below is a list of great reads.
Tales from Nowhere: Lonely Planet Publications
Don George (Editor) (Paperback - 22 April 2011)
A great read, with some excellent short stories from well-known international adventurers.
Inca Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru
Mathew Parris (Paperback - 5 Aug, 1993)
An absorbing account of bandits, prostitutes, peasants and riots in offbeat peru. This is Mathews 4th trip to Peru with friends.
Chasing the Monsoon: A Modern Pilgrimage Through India
Alexander Frater (Paperback - 6 May, 2005)
A very well written book following the Monsoon in India, with all the ceremonies and superstitions that go along with it.
Bangkok to Bc
Wolf E.Boy (Hardcover - 26 Apr, 2007)
A journal of Wolf E.Boys travels through Thailand, Oz, New Zealand, Fiji, the US and Canada. Fuelled by drugs and drink the writer has some interesting stories to tell.
By Any Means
Charley Boorman (Paperback - 28 May, 2009)
Charleys travels overland and sea from Wicklow to Wollongong using various forms of transport along the way.
Tequila Oil: Getting Lost In Mexico
Hugh Thomson (Hardcover - Feb 5, 2009)
This book is about Hugh travelling from the USA down through Mexico after buying a car to sell on. Hugh is a true adventurer.
Daniel Kalder (Paperback - Feb 1, 2007)
Daniel travels to some places that others would rather avoid. Covering the deserts of Kalmykia, Udmurtia and Russia, Daniel meets plenty of interesting people.
The Wrong Way Home
Peter Moore (Paperback - Apr 22, 2005)
Written about Peters travels overland from London to Sydney covering all 25 contries on the way with great observations.
Are You Experienced?
William Sutcliffe (Paperback - Jun 4, 1998)
A very funny read covering Daves first visit to India with his friends girlfriend. They both have very different stories in the end.
The Gringo Trail
Mark Mann (Paperback - Mar 15, 2006)
A crazy trip through South America with some excellent, brutal adventures of a true backpacker. Another book we couldn't put down.
Sam Miller (Paperback - Jun 4, 2009)
Wondering around Delhi in a spiral, starting at Connaught Place, Sam re-discovers his past, Delhi present and the future of this crazy place.
Aaron Jennings (Paperback - Dec 8, 2008)
A good book for younger first time travellers, this follows Matt on his first time adventures in Thailand and Australia.
Lawrence Osborne (Paperback - Mar 4, 2010)
Showing the underside of Bangkok, Lawrence really sets the scene on his long term stay. Meeting lots of strange characters on the way.
John Harris (Paperback - Aug 3, 2009)
This is a great read, one of those books you can't put down. The writer travels from India to Thailand through to Australia with plenty of incidents on the way.
Bill Bryson (Paperback - Aug 6, 2001)
Some excellent observation by Bill Bryson travelling around Australia. With great facts about past and present, written in a humorous way.
Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure
Sarah MacDonald (Paperback - Mar 1, 2004)
This book is about Sarah Macdonalds move to India with her husband. Following a spiritual journey Sarah discovers the dark and light sides of India and the various religions.
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