Famous books to read while traveling

What better way to start your journey than with a well-written itinerary that takes you back in time and lets you imagine all the possible routes. When we travel we crave expeditions full of adventure and wonderful trails and the best thing that can happen then is a story. We write stories when we have these wonderful life experiences that teach us something and we want others to learn from what has passed us by. Below are some writings that have become memorable tales. Here are the best ways to kill time while wandering.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

It’s about a convicted Australian-born bank robber who breaks out of prison and flees to India. This tale is inspired by real life-changing events. Roberts is charged with armed robbery but ends up escaping from prison. Changing his name, he arrives in Bombay on a false passport with Prabaker as his guide. They both embark on the journey of a lifetime when they are robbed, forced to live in slums, fend off fire, learn Marathi, act in movies, and enter the illegal trade only to end up hating it all. He explores the interior of India not for spiritual purposes but for a thrill like never before.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The memoir revolves around the journey undertaken by an author who is going through a crisis after a divorce. She begins in Italy where she spends her time eating and then prays for peace in India until she finds love in Indonesia. She travels to close life’s unfinished business. light to read, the book is a life-changing event, which means traveling helps you grow in person when foreign culture and food affect you. It depicts the power of travel in life in times of misery.

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

This fantasy adventure novel is based on Pi Patel, an Indian boy who encounters spirituality and practicality from a young age. He survived a shipwreck after being stuck in the Pacific with a tiger for company on a lifeboat for 227 days. The epic imposes truth as relative while illuminating Pi’s three-part life cycle. The first part describes his childhood, the next reveals his survival instincts while leaving room for a third where he rises above misery to become practical and access spirituality. It teaches him a lesson through the best ending that says life thrives on interdependence and thrives on belief.

Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries

It traces the beginnings of the Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevara, who traveled to South America with his biochemist friend while he was a medical student. The odyssey marks his transformation after witnessing social ills. It is a coming-of-age tale of a nomadic character whose world is turned upside down by social injustices that lead him down a path of self-discovery. It shows what wandering can do if you’ve been bitten by the travel bug.

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