Travel Books

In addition to Remember Me which I’m reading for research into the Chick Lit market, The Wide Sargasso Sea which is my book group read and my bedside book:When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson; I’ve also been reading a Lonely Planet book on Vietnam as I’m likely to be paying a visit to the country next month.

There is just so much information to digest when reading a travel guide and I confess my attention wanders off into wild imaginings fairly rapidly.  As food looms large on my list of things that make life wonderful I simply cannot wait to get out there and sample the delights of Vietnamese food – and the range of fruits grown there should keep me happy at any time of the year!

It struck me, watching my husband leafing through the book over the week end, just how much information a good travel guide needs to contain.  He was busily reading up on the history and sport and checking out the hotels while I honed in on food, cultural sights and all the beautiful places to visit.

Enthused and excited we’ve applied for our visas, checked out flight availability and started a list of Things to Do, See and Eat!

Hmm, which books shall I take to read?


About alkitaba

Reading and writing, writing and reading. Reading about writing, writing about reading. However you like to do it is fine by me. In particular I'm interested in Arab literature and at the moment my passion is Arab women writers.
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1 Response to Travel Books

  1. happypoppeye says:

    Don’t miss Hoi An!!! …or Sapa, or Hanoi, or HCM, or Halong Bay. Gulp. OK, have a good time.

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