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351. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru, 880 posts) 21 Jan '10 14:38

The all time best travel book I ever read was "Travels With Myself and Another" by Martha Gelhorn. This is about travel when travel was hard. This is about a woman who really had an adventurous spirit...About a woman who LITERALLY made Hemingway look like a whiner. Give it a try.

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[ Edit: Edited on 21-Jan-2010, at 14:40 by Piecar ]

352. Posted by Packabook (Budding Member, 3 posts) 8 Feb '10 14:53

Hi Bex76....for Korea, try The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim. It's not out in paperback yet - think that's still about a month away, so you may have to wait a bit unless you are happy to buy the hardback.

Another one is the Silver Stallion by Ahn Junghyo, but that's quite a bit older...

353. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3600 posts) 8 Feb '10 21:44

Quoting Packabook

Hi Bex76....for Korea, try The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim. It's not out in paperback yet - think that's still about a month away, so you may have to wait a bit unless you are happy to buy the hardback.

Another one is the Silver Stallion by Ahn Junghyo, but that's quite a bit older...

Thanks, I will have a look into those 2.

354. Posted by Troyon81 (Budding Member, 36 posts) 4 Mar '10 08:11

The best travel book I have ever read is "An Unexpected Light" by Jason Eliot, which details 2 trips to Afghanistan prior to the American incursion. I thoroughly recommend it, especially to those who harbour prejudices against Islamic culture.

355. Posted by danlo (Budding Member, 9 posts) 15 Mar '10 10:03

There are some great books their, I have too many favourites to mention so I wont.

I have been in Thailand over a year and travelling in between but the best bookshop by far I have found is located in the ground floor of the guest house I use as my base, Canterbury Tales Cafe Guest house & Bookshop.

They have a great idea with the exchange scheme and you can trade any books from anywhere, they either buy them or you can get credit from your books for their books and trust me they have over 30,000 to choose from.

So if your in Pattaya any time drop in and exchange some as I might spot them and I may not have read it, I was in there today Ironically and the Author of Private Dancer, Stephen Leather came in as he is a Pal of the owner and done another book signing in the shop.

Dave the owner said he comes in occasionally so a great time to be there, Dave showed me a vid of the last time he was in there as he interviewed him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiVQSeHkixM

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