Reading lets you travel back in time and experience diverse cultures from different perspectives. Tripkar brings you a list of best books for travelers to enjoy and indulge into:
The Great Railway Bazaar
First Published in 1975, the book is an account of the authors 4 month rail journey from London through Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. This book is must read for any enthusiast train traveler!
Finding George Orwell in Burma
An amazing master piece written by the American writer Emma Larkin, it is simultaneously a travel tale and a great political analysis of Burma portraying the devastating effects of the British Raj and the subsequent police state.
The Sun Also Rises
Authored by Ernest Hemingway in 1926, the book is a tale of friends who travel from Paris to Spain to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. Apart from Hemingway’s amazing description of the trip the book explores topics like, love, death, renewal in nature and the nature of masculinity.
Into the Wild
A story of a man, who gave up everything he owned and headed towards the wilderness of Alaska, it is both awe inspiring and heart breaking. The book is an international best-seller and has been printed in 14 languages! In 2007, a film directed by Sean Penn was released which adapted its story.
Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History
A historical political analysis of the region, this books looks into the roots of genocide and terrorism which had been long prevalent there. It is still regarded as one of the most authentic and insightful books on the topic!
A Thousand Splendid Suns
One of the best books for travelers to enjoy is A Thousand Splendid Suns. This novel is both insightful and heart breaking. Depicting the way of life under the Taliban from the 1990’s to the near past, it portrays the unfairness of life and how lives of thousands of people have been ruined forever within Afghanistan.
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