These are the greatest books that inspire travels – Part 1
These are the greatest books that inspire travels: as you may have guessed, today we are going to take on a literary subject; reading a good book can often be an extremely gratifying and entertaining activity.
Not only book worms can enjoy a good book. There are a lot of books out there that can apply to the most varied tastes and temperaments. Here are some books that can stimulate your wanderlust and give you ideas about some of the best places you want to next set your foot on:
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel is one of the most wonderful magic realism contemporary books you will read. It truly depicts a wonderful, beautiful picture of an endless Portugal, from Lisbon to the wonderful countryside region in the southern side of the country. If you are ever in Portugal, sign in for a Lisbon tour and you will be surprised to encounter many of the places in the book.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golding is set in the first part of the 20th century Japan, in a land still filled with tradition and breathing timeless values and constraints in all its pores. Today’s Japan still preserves the timeless wonder of those days and the gentle fascination of the geisha art, but contrasts it with the fascination of ultramodern technology and philosophy. Definitely a must-see realm.
The mid-seventeenth century life of Flemish painter Johannes Vermeer is artfully depicted in Tracy Chevalier’s The Girl with a Pearl Earring. This beautiful book makes you want to wander the endless cold and sunny plains of the Netherlands, scattered with windmills and meadows with tulips in search of a beauty of another time.
How about we meet again next time with new reading ideas and new travel places to explore?