10 Awesome Books That Satiate The Traveler In You
“The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page”, by St Agustine. So rightly said it sums up how important it is to travel to be able to read the entire book called LIFE. Vice versa is true too. There are a few books which when you read fills you with a different aura, different energy level and help you explore the world, the culture, the people and satiates the traveler in you. Such is the power of the words and the books written by the wise men are a synthesis of their experiences and wisdom which is so reassuring and never-failing. The traveler in you needs a nudge, motivation and that happens with some of the best travel books, these will give you an insight on how wonderful the life is and on how wonderful your journey is.
Following are the ten awesome books that will indeed satiate the traveler in you:
1. The alchemist by Paulo Coelho: This charts an enchanting story of Santiago, a young shepherd boy who finds the courage to follow his heart into the distant lands to travel to the pyramids of Egypt to find the treasure, spurred on by the knowledge that he is following the right path; his own. This beautiful parable not only has the power to uncover the long buried dreams, it also inspires us to reach them.
2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: If ever the story of any man’s adventures in the world were worth making public and were acceptable when published, this book will be accounted for. It’s the story of a wanderer who went to the sea. This story in true sense is a roller coaster ride of Crusoe where the promises for new adventures are awaited. A must read for sea lovers.
3. Three men in a boat by Jerome K: The chief beauty of this book lies not in the literary style nut in the truthfulness of all the events that happened. It’s a story about three men who travel for the sake of it to breach the boredom syndrome.
4. The pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho: It is a recollection of Paulo’s experiences as he made his way across northern span on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. The novel is not only based on an adventure story but it is also a guide to one’s self discovery.
5. Into the wild by John Krakauer: So many people live within unhappy circumstances and they will still not take any initiative to change the situation since they are conditioned to a secure, and conversational life, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. So read this book to see how adventures and new experiences fill endless joy and incredible beauty.
6. Motorcycle diaries by Che Guevara : for those of you who love riding bikes and tripping, for those who love to ride on no roads and create their own path, it’s for you that this book is meant to be. Motorcycle diaries is about two young men on an 8-month, 8000 mile motorcycle journey. This is for sure going to set you on fire and get you moving on wheels.
7. A passage to India by E.M Forster: This book documents the complex relationships between India and their colonial rulers. It recounts a fictional tale from an era gone by, called the British Raj. This book will satisfy your thirst to visit the pre-independence India.
8. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux: You cannot really travel around India without having travelled at least once in the train. And you cannot claim to be an avid reader of travel books until you have read this book. This book explains the trivial details of his travel through India and Asia in a delightful manner.
9. Hot tea across India by Rishad Saam Mehta: Two things unite us Indians like nothing else: gossips and tea. There are places and people we’ve often heard of but know nothing about. It’s a feel-good book with everything in place – the good, the bad and the ugly. So read it to feel it.
10. The art of Travel by Alain De Booton: It’s a book about the author’s travel experiences sharing the planning, execution, the joy and the disappointment while travelling.
These are those ten books which when you read is bound to satiate the traveler in you.
When you travel it leaves you speechless and then into a story teller. Travel and you might publish your own book.