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Mud, Sweat and Tears The inspiring autobiography of Bear Grylls in which he recovers from a broken back and goes on to become one of the youngest climbers to scale Mount Everest. One of the best books to read while travelling anywhere! It truly inspires you to challenge yourself.
Nine Lives A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India.
A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine people, nine lives; each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. William Dalrymple is one of the best writers when it comes to offering an insight into Indian culture and I highly recommend reading everything he has written.
Heart of Darkness At the peak of European Imperialism, steamboat captain Charles Marlow travels deep into the African Congo on his way to relieve the elusive Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader renowned for his fearsome reputation.
On his journey into the unknown Marlow takes a terrifying trip into his own subconscious, overwhelmed by his menacing, perilous and horrifying surroundings.
Stanley's famous expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots.
Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers.
Stranger in the Forest The best account of an adventure expedition that I have ever read. Stranger in the forest recounts the humorous story of the author's travels in Borneo where he made lifelong friends with the Penan, jungle people who can catch fish with their feet, imitate the cry of the elusive barking deer, and survive in a fearsomely inhospitable environment.
With their help Hansen learned to hunt pigs, danced in the tribal rituals, discovered the eye watering nature of Penan sex aids and was given the ceremonial name "Rajah Kumis": King of the Moustache.
He conveys how he came face to face with himself in the patch of map marked "un-surveyed", and records the experience of living in a proud and ancient tribal community based on mutual respect. One of the most interesting books to read while travelling.
Absurdistan Award-winning foreign correspondent Eric Campbell has been stoned by fundamentalists, captured by US Special Forces, arrested in Serbia and threatened with expulsion from China. He's negotiated dating rituals in Moscow, shared a house with a charismatic mercenary in Kabul and taken up smoking at gunpoint in Kosovo.
Speed Bump Himalayas A hilarious and moving true story of trials and tribulations from a time before mobile phones ruined travel. Mark escapes dreary England in search of adventure and washes up in India with his buddy Sean in tow.
Together, they head into the mountains of Nepal on an ambitious trek but Mark is doomed from the start and embarks upon one of the longest survival journeys I have ever heard of… A rollercoaster ride of amusing cultural observations along the hippie trail, pure survival grit and living the nomad dream.
Here's 25 more of the best travel books Travels on My Elephant: From Bhim, a drink-racked mahout, Shand learned to ride and care for her. From his friend Aditya Patankar he learned Indian ways.
And with Tara, his new companion, he fell in love. For many years, war made Sierra Leone and Liberia too dangerous for outsiders to travel through. Facing down demons from his time in Africa as a journalist, Tim Butcher heads deep into this combat zone, encountering the devastation wrought by lawless militia, child soldiers, brutal violence, blood diamonds and masked figures who guard the spiritual secrets of remote jungle communities.
A Walk in the Woods: For those of you not familiar with Bill Bryson, he is point blank one of the most amusing travel writers out there.
In this tale of walking and woe, Bryson attempts to traverse the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world which crosses tangled woods and heady peaks.
Royal Road to Romance:From the depths of Mexico’s Copper Canyon to the heights of the Leadville Trail ultramarathon in Colorado, from the centuries-old running techniques of Mexico’s Tarahumara tribe to a research lab at the University of Utah, author McDougall celebrates, in this engaging and picaresque account, humankind’s innate love of running.
New York Times bestseller and word of mouth sensation! At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in , one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious mile race wearing a toga and sandals.
A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe. “I’d be surprised if there’s a better book about the sport, spirit and science of endurance running than Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.”. Terms. You may republish this material online or in print under our Creative Commons initiativeblog.com must attribute the article to initiativeblog.com with a link back to our website in your republication.
4 Secrets of the Tarahumara That Will Improve Your Running.
Duncan Larkin / February 17, Photo Courtesy of Dana and Sarah Films. The Tarahumara of northern Mexico, of . In case you’re one of the six remaining runners on the planet who have yet to read Born to Run, allow me to explain.
The Tarahumara are “the running people” on which most of the book is based, a Mexican tribe of superathletes who run 50 or miles at a time for pure enjoyment, seemingly without effort.