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6 books to understand Paris and her history

To understand a place, one needs to understand where it comes from, its influences, its passions, its sorrows, its history. For over two thousand years man has left his mark on this place we call Paris. 883 more words

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Kaleidoscope City: A Year in Varanasi by Piers Moore Ede

Kaleidoscope City by Piers Moore Ede

Situated on the left bank of the Ganges, in the state of Uttar Pradash, Varanasi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. 280 more words

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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker

Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. 186 more words

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Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World by Mark Haskell Smith

Naked at Lunch by Mark Haskell Smith

“Naked at Lunch” is equal parts cultural history and gonzo participatory journalism. Coated in multiple layers of high SPF sunblock, Haskell Smith dives into the nudist world today. 113 more words

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances with Graham Holliday

Graham Holliday grew up in Rugby, England, and moved to Iksan, South Korea, in 1996 to teach English. He relocated to Việt Nam the following year. 105 more words

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13 Books to Get You Going

Monday blends into Tuesday, Tuesday blends into Wednesday, Wednesday … well you get the picture … I think it’s time to hit the road. Here are 13 books, in no particular order, to help you get out of the rut and return to the open road. 1,234 more words

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Finding Fernando in Portugal

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

 Finding authors in country is always a challenge unless they’ve won the Nobel Prize for Literature as Jose Saramago of… 736 more words

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