Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trip Count Lists

Read Along With Us!

We've tried to find books to read that are set in the countries we're in to supplement our bookshelf and expand our perspectives. Join our literary world tour!

Everywhere!The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
DRC - Heart of Darkness by  Joseph Conrad (don't worry, we didn't go to the DRC, but the borders of Uganda and Rwanda offer the same geographical feel)
Rwanda - Bone Woman by Clea Koff
Madagascar - Hot Ice by Nora Roberts
Madagascar - The Life Adventures and Piracies of Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe
Pakistan/Nepal - Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen & David Oliver Relin
Nepal - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
India - Behind the Beautiful Forever by Katherine Boo
India - Life of Pi by Yann Mantel
India (and Bali, which felt a bit like Borneo) - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Borneo - Shooting the Boh by Tracy Johnston
France - Secrets of Paris by Luanne Rice
France - The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
Argentina - Perla by Carolina de Robertis
Chile - Chile Death by Susan Wittig Albert (This book's description had too many references about chiles and chilis and chillis and I got confused...it sadly does not take place in Chile. But we did eat chili when we were chilly in Chile with too many chiles, so it kind of fit...)
Chile - Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes
Nicaragua - The Riverbones by Andrew Westoll (This actually takes place in Suriname; I chose it for the 'jungle feel' and realized that I knew nothing about Suriname and there's some terrible stuff going on there that we should be doing something about)

Modes of Transportation
- plane
- taxi
- foot
- city bus (matatu/taxi-brousse)
- intercity bus/coach
- tuk-tuk
- Akmat/French army truck
- dugout canoe
- motorboat
- ferry
- dhow
- 4x4
- pousse-pousse
- moto-taxi (tuk-tuk meets troop transport)
- pirogue
- speedboat
- pedal-pousse (bicycle-powered rickshaw)
- zebu cart
- bed of pick-up truck
- elephant
- camel
- subway

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