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"Arabian Sands", by Wilfred Thesiger, Penguin Books.

Italo Calvino once wrote that a ‘classic’ is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. If this is the approved meter of judgement for the category, then I’ve no doubts that Arabian Sands belongs to the genre. 898 more words
Books Review

Speechless Dreams

There she is; sitting in front of the setting sun in mismatched clothes, still beautiful.

And what was it that makes other people happy?, she wonders aloud.  168 more words


Fernlese – Travels with books

Über meine neue Onlinebuchhandlung für Reiselektüre
/ About my new online bookstore for place-focused literature

Wenn ich nicht vor Ort sein kann, lese ich mich dorthin. 602 more words


Art History and Talented Travel Writing

Having a background in art history provides the traveller a useful layer of awareness.  The way people behave and the cultures that form norms and traditions, the traditions that foreigners find as interesting as locals find essential, can almost always be best expressed in their art. 145 more words

Genuine Travel Writing

Travel Literature

This list via Insider shows some of the best travel writing. I’ve crossed off the ones I’ve already read.

  1. ‘On the Road’ by Jack Kerouac…
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On Urban Culture

This is the second part of the philanthropic essay duo ‘On Beach Culture (I)‘ &’On Urban Culture (II)‘. Part II makes more sense if you have read Part I. 912 more words