Wednesday, June 28, 2006

World Hum's Top 30 Travel Books

"To read and to travel: that should be for anyone among the finest of vocations."
~ Gregorio Brillantes

World Hum - an excellent travel weblog - has finally put up their list of Top 30 Travel Books. Out of Which, I've only read 4, shown in Orange.

No. 1: Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger
No. 2: The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron
No. 3: The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
No. 4: The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuściński
No. 5: No Mercy by Redmond O’Hanlon
No. 6: North of South by Shiva Naipaul
No. 7: Golden Earth by Norman Lewis
No. 8: Video Night in Kathmandu by Pico Iyer
No. 9: The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
No. 10: In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
No. 11: The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
No. 12: The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
No. 13: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
No. 14: Riding to the Tigris by Freya Stark
No. 15: Europe, Europe by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
No. 16: City of Djinns by William Dalrymple
No. 17: A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
No. 18: All the Wrong Places by James Fenton
No. 19: Hunting Mister Heartbreak by Jonathan Raban
No. 20: River Town by Peter Hessler
No. 21: Road Fever by Tim Cahill
No. 22: When the Going was Good by Evelyn Waugh
No. 23: Behind the Wall by Colin Thubron
No. 24: Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere by Jan Morris
No. 25: A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
No. 26: Baghdad Without a Map by Tony Horwitz
No. 27: The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
No. 28: Facing the Congo by Jeffrey Tayler
No. 29: Venture to the Interior by Laurens van der Post
No. 30: A Turn in the South by V.S. Naipaul

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