Books & Movies

TRAVEL ReadsThere is nothing like a good book to get you inspired to travel or to simply enjoy while you are travelling .  Most of these books are also available as ebooks so you are not having to lug them around in your baggage!

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat Pray LoveA memoir of its author, Elizabeth Gilbert, and chronicles her trip around the world after her divorce and showcases the healing power of travel. Committed: A Love Story is the sequel and covers her life after Eat, Pray, Love ends.

Drink, Play, F@#k is a hilarious fictional memoir told from the point of view of Elizabeth Gilbert’s husband, who goes on a drinking binge in Ireland, gambling binge in Vegas, and a sex binge in Thailand.

In a Sunburned Country

Sunburnt CountryBill Bryson’s comedic report on Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. It is humorous, fact-filled and adventurous. None of Bill Bryson’s books disappoint me.

Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure

Holy Cow

In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she would return to India for love, she screamed, “Never!” and gave the country, and him, the finger. What followed is a truly engaging read.


Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story

Unlikely Destinations

Lonely Planet Publications was born in 1973 when the Wheelers self-published a quirky travel guide,Across Asia on the Cheap. This was quickly followed by what soon became the backpackers’ bible, South-East Asia on a Shoestring. Going boldly where no other travel publisher had ventured, they catered to a new generation of independent, budget-conscious travelers long before the advent of mass tourism.

The Last Resort

The Last ResortWritten by Douglas Rogers, it is a thoroughly wonderful book about the thrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, remarkable true story about a Zimbabwean family running a backpacker inn, in a country under siege and it is a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the human spirit.


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