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Top 5 Travel Books

Bookworms and occasional readers alike will enjoy reading about journeys, getting transported into a different world, if only for a few moments as they lose themselves in the pages of the following travel books.

Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer: A non-fiction book recounting the true experiences of the author as he gives up his college fund, cuts off communication with his friends and family and leaves it all behind to hitchhike into the wilderness of Alaska, this book will inspire you into leaving behind the dreary world and planning your own escape from the trappings of the urban rat race.

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Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts: A wonderful way to learn about the Maximum City – Mumbai, this book is inspired by real events in the life of its author. The protagonist of the novel escapes from a prison in Australia and flees to India as a stopover, only to stay on and live in the slums of Mumbai, exploring the diverse culture of Bollywood and even the underworld of the city.

On the Road - Jack Kerouac

On the Road, Jack Kerouac: A novel based on the travels of the author, read it to get an immersive experience of the postwar culture of jazz, poetry and drug use. The book explores the dynamics between two characters – Sal Paradise and his friend Dean Moriarty as they make their way through America with a carefree attitude and a sense of travel.

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho: One of the most popular books of this bestselling author, this book follows a young Andalusian shepherd on his journey to the Egyptian pyramids after a dream about a hidden treasure. A highly inspirational book, its tale focuses on self-realization, the power of one’s dreams and destiny.

Down Under - Bill Bryson

In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson: This book chronicles the author’s experiences traveling through Australia – a highly engaging and insightful book that sheds light into the culture, the various wildlife he encounters and insights about the famed harbors and more. Read it to learn more about Australia’s offbeat attractions, and everything fun beyond the typical tourist attractions that the land down under has to offer.

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