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RTW trip 2004-2005
About Me (1)
New zeland (3)
* Aqaba and Wadi Rum
* Amman, Jerash & Ajlun
* The border crossing
* Sharm El Sheikh
* Cairo and surroundings
* Indian Impression
* Reading List
* Australia Impression
* Australia East Coast
* Charity really?
* Western Australia
* Towards the outback
* NZ impression
February 21, 2005
The books I have read so far on my RTW.
1. Mark Twain : The Innocents Abroad.
2. Tony Cohan: On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel
3. A Brief History of Argentina by Felix Luna
4. Hillary Rodham Clinton : Living History
5. Barry Boyce A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands.
6. Inca-Cola. A Traveller's Tale of Peru. Matthew Paris
7. A Passion to Win -- by Sumner Redstone
8. Are You Experienced? by William Sutcliffe
9. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond.
Absolutely worth reading if you are going to travel around the world, at times the book gets far too technical and throws out too much data at you. But as you travel outback of Australia in 50C you will "get it" that aboriginal people are not of less intelligence, nature never provided them chance to develop sustained agriculture, thus advance their technology, as it was advanced in Europe and Asia... But at the same time reading stories of early European explores it makes it clear, aboriginal people in Aus were far more adopt at living with the nature than technologically advanced Europeans (at least in early days).
10. Daughter of Persia : A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution by Sattareh Farman Farmaian, Dona Munker
11. Wheelbarrow Across the Sahara -- Geoffrey Howard
12. Marching Powder : A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail by Thomas McFadden, Rusty Young.
14. Hardship Posting - True Tales of Expat Misadventure in Asia Vol. 3
15. India - India: A Million Mutinies Now by V.S. Naipaul
I must say this is THE BEST book I have read. No wonder Naipaul got Nobel prize for literature. If you are going to travel in India its a must read book, IMO. My only wish is Naipaul visits India in 2010 and writes book about India from 1994 to 2010 as things have changed so much in last 20 years...
Posted by Subodh on February 21, 2005 09:20 PM
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