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1. Posted by lobbster (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

I'm off to India, Nepal, south East Asia, Oz, New Zeeland, Chili and Peru as of October and am looking for some Literature to read before and whilst on my travels.
Especially on Cambodia and Peru. Also a good book about the Vietnam War.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 9y

Welcome to Travellerspoint, Russell! :)

We have set up a book club in TP and it's in the Off-topic forum. There are over a hundred books recommended over the past two years by members.

Check it out: The TP Book Club is now in session...

3. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 9y

Hi russell,

On cambodia I will advise you with First they killed my father .
excellent book even if sometimes it´s a bit hard to read.

4. Posted by Ashima (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y


You will love this one!

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y

shantaram is fantastic!

6. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

Though not a travel book I would recommend Atlas Shrugged by Ann Rand. The book is huge but excellent. You dont want it to end and it will take you some time to finish it. It is great to take only one for a few months and this is it.

7. Posted by Walkaways (Full Member 106 posts) 9y

On my first trip to Thailand i spent my time reading Alex Garland's The Beach for the first time - If you've never read it, wait to go to Thailand and read it then - it really made me enjoy my time there and although im sure everybody here has read it a thousand times over, i think reading it in my stuffy room in Bangkok, then on the beaches, and then going back to read it again when i was home made the book more than a good travel book, but a happy memory of Thailand.

Although my fav book at the moment is Kira Salak's The Cruellest Journey - She is an inspiration to anyone who likes putting themselves in unfamiliar territory (in other words shes a really cool lady)


8. Posted by abesworld (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

I rarely travel without The Hobbit. Always a great fix of adventure.

9. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins

An absolute delight.

10. Posted by paul-79 (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y


Stone Junction by Jim Dodge- One of the best books I've read.