Books! Where would we be without them?!
Over the years books have been our faithful companions as we journeyed through the world. Here we share books about overlanding and other adventurous undertakings, guidebooks we particularly enjoyed or found useful, as well as also books that help(ed) me understand the country/region we were/are traveling in.
New on the list (April 2018)
Revolutionary Ride; On the Road in Search of the Real Iran (Travel Memoir), by Lois Pryce. A balanced book that shows the side of Iran we hear little (or nothing) about, which is not to say that Lois isn’t facing any challenges as a woman traveling solo on a motorcycle.
Alaska (Novel), by James A. Michener. This historical saga about Alaska includes history of the colonization of Russia’s Far East by the Russian Empire.
Books that provide in insight into Suriname
The Cost of Sugar (Novel), by Cynthia McLeod (also available in Dutch: Hoe Duur is de Suiker)
The Free Negress Elizabeth (Novel), by Cynthia McLeod (also available in Dutch: De Vrije Negerin Elizabeth)
Sonny Boy (Non-fiction), door Annejet van der Zijl
Wij slaven van Suriname (Non fiction), door Anton de Kom
De Koningin van Paramaribo (Novel), door Clark Accoord
Kapotte Plantage (Non fiction), door John Jansen van Galen
With the next phase of our journey going through Russia, Mongolia and the Stans, I am looking for travel memoirs / non-fiction / (historical) novels about those countries & cultures. Do you have recommendations for our book list? Let us know in the comments. Thanks!
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