Books we like: Under the Banyan tree

This winter, we went to Cambodia and Thailand. With only three weeks in total, we ended up visiting Cambodia for only a little more than a week. Barely long enough to appreciate the beauty of the temples and the tropical countryside, and far too short to understand the miracle of traveling through a country that […]

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Books we like: Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Before we went to Tibet, I kept reading and reading about the place, and the more I read, the more I felt that there was something that I did not understand. Being too young to know the movie, I was only able to tell that all those guide-books made allusions to a myth, a secret […]

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Unsolicited advice: Book, eBook or PDF?

That travel guide that was so much fun to leaf through at home may easily become your biggest burden once you are on the road. Tearing out the pages you do not need anymore is one solution. Choosing a travel guide in an electronic format maybe a less heartbreaking one. But which format is best […]

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Books we like: “Tibet: A History”

As travelers in Tibet, we realized that we knew very little about Tibetan history. Or, in fact, we basically knew nothing at all. Without Sam van Schaik’s book, I would have had a lot of difficulties to understand what our guide told us about the buildings and statues we saw. If you do not know […]

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