Famous Books to Read While Traveling

Source by Akansha K Gupta

What better way to begin your journey than getting hold of a well-written itinerary that sends your mind back in time and lets you imagine all the possible routines taken. When we travel, we crave for expeditions full of adventures and wondrous trails and the best thing to happen at that moment is a story. We write stories when we go through those wonderful life experiences that teach us something and we want others to learn from what got past us. Given below are a few writings that became memorable tales. Here are the best ways to kill time while wandering.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

It is about a convicted bank robber of Australian origin who escapes from prison and flees to India. This tale is inspired from the real life-changing events. Roberts is charged guilty of armed robberies but sometimes breaks out of prison. Changing his name, he arrives in Bombay on a fake passport with Prabaker as his guide in tow. They both embark upon the journey of a lifetime when they are robbed, forced to live in slums, ward off a fire attack, learns Marathi, acts in films and enterals illegal trade only to hate it all in the end. It explores the inlands of India not for spiritual purposes but for a thrill like never before.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The memoir revolves around the trip undertaken by an author who is experiencing crisis after divorce. She begins with Italy where she sees her time enjoying eating and then prays for peace in India until she finds love in Indonesia. She travels to close-in the unfinished business of life. light to read, the book is a life-changing event signifying that traveling helps you grow in person when an alien culture and food affects you. It ports the power of travel in lives when in misery.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

This fantasy adventure novel is based on Pi Patel who is an Indian boy who encounters spirituality and practicality since an early age. He survives a shipwreck after being stuck in the Pacific with a tiger for company on lifeboat for 227 days. The epic enforces the truth as relative while throwing light upon the life cycle of Pi in three parts. The first part describes his childhood, the next uncovers his survival instincts while giving way to a third in which he raises above miseries to become practical and attains spirituality. It teaches him a lesson through the best ending that says life moves forward on interdependence and thrives on belief.

The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

It traces the early days of Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevara who is travels to South America with his biochemist friend during his time as a medical student. The odyssey marks his transformation after witnessing the social ills. It is a coming-of-age tale of a nomadic character who world turns upside down by the social injustices leading him on the path of self-discovery. It shows what wanderings can do to if you have been bitten by the travel bug.

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