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Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell

October 1, 2010


For most of us, travel is synonymous with pleasure, if not fully, at least in part. We travel either to fulfil a desire to do so, or, as in the case of business trips, to achieve an ultimate, but desired goal. If considered from this point of view, George Orwell’s ‘Down and Out in Paris […]

Neither Here nor There

June 23, 2010


– about Europe   I have a confession to make; I felt like slapping Bill Bryson at least half way through his Neither Here nor There.  So if this is the case, one may ask, why did you end up reading it almost at one go? The answer, at least from my point of view, is […]

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star – Paul Theroux

May 31, 2010


– about Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan and Russia.    I fell in love with Paul Theroux’s prose, although not immediately. Indeed, the introductory pages of his ‘Ghost Train to the Eastern Star’ felt tedious, loaded with heavy words and structures, and a bit pretentious. I could […]

Den Den’s Travel Book Shop

May 17, 2010


When I was a student and couldn’t afford to travel, books took me places. Years later they still do, and they provide me with inspiration for my future travelling and with a warm and comforting feeling during the times when I have to stay put . In reality, I have only been to a few […]

Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

May 13, 2010


– about Italy, India and Bali   The first time I heard about Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Eat Pray Love’ was as I was scanning the top sellers section of my favourite online bookstore. Purely because it was at the top for a few weeks and remained within the highest ranks during the following ones, and also […]