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Re: Travel: Travel Books & Travel experiences [Re: PDM] #295170 05/27/08 10:25 PM
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I found this list I made of some of the books I've either read, listened to, own or hope to read, and which I class as 'travel' books:

My Family and Other Animals ~ Gerald Durrell
Birds Beasts and Relatives ~ Gerald Durrell
The Garden of the Gods ~ Gerald Durrell

Prospero's Cell ~ Lawrence Durrell
The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell
Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell

Castaway by Lucy Irvine
The Great Donkey Trek ~ Sophie Thurnham

As I set off one Midsummer Morning ~ Laurie Lee

The Olive Season by Carol Drinkwater (Abacus)
The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater (Abacus)

Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia by Chris Stewart (Sort of Books)

Snowball Oranger: A Winter in Mallorca by Peter Kerr (Summersdale)
Manana Manana: One Mallorcan Summer by Peter Kerr (Summersdale)

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (Penguin)

On Rue Tatin: The Simple Pleasures of a Small French Town by Susan Hermann Loomis (Harper Collins)

A Pattern of Islands ~ Arthur Grimble
Return to the Islands ~ Arthur Grimble

Walkabout by James Vance Marshall

Blue of Capricorn by Eugene Burdick

Eight Feet in the Andes: Travels with a Mule in Unknown Peru by Dervla Murphy

Paradise News by David Lodge

A Vineyard in the Dordogne: How an English Family Made Their Dream of Wine, Good Food and Sunshine Come True by Jeremy Josephs

The Happy Isles of Oceania ~ Paul Theroux
Among the Russians By Colin Thubron

Hotel du Lac ~ Anita Brookner
Lupin Valley by Roumelia Lane
Maestro of Alhora ~ Maria Isabel Rodriguez


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Re: Travel: Travel Books & Travel experiences [Re: PDM] #295403 05/28/08 12:43 PM
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I was one of those odd children who read encyclopedias for entertainment. Through the years I have read some of the books above, and many others. I tend to view travel as an enlightening experience, and while I enjoy exploring the differences in countries and cultures-I am always surprised by the things I find we have in common.


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Re: Travel: Travel Books & Travel experiences [Re: kateyes] #295414 05/28/08 02:27 PM
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If Google Earth had been around when I was a child, I would never have had time for studying and I would have flunked out of school!

Re: Travel: Travel Books & Travel experiences [Re: Capt. Haddock] #295467 05/28/08 04:44 PM
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Excellent point--I have to be careful at work, looking things up online--an hour or 2 later I have forgotten what I was looking for, but gone off on 27 different tangent searches. LOL!


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Re: Travel: Travel Books & Travel experiences [Re: kateyes] #295492 05/28/08 05:56 PM
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I know how you feel, Kateyes!
And Captain Haddock!

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Re: Travel: Travel Books & Travel experiences [Re: PDM] #295501 05/28/08 06:11 PM
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The yearning to travel as a youngster was fed by stories my late Dad told of his travels in the RAF ~ he was stationed in what was then Ceylon, but visited other countries & brought back lots of photos.

Also it was fed by music ~ again my parents' music ~ specifically:
'Far away places'
'See the Pyramids along the Nile'
'Slow boat to China'

http://www.poemhunter.com/song/faraway-places/
http://www.lyricsdepot.com/patsy-cline/you-belong-to-me.html
http://www.jilldaniels.com/SlowBoat.htm


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