Classic Travel Books

by Emily Roberts on June 29, 2013

There are so many classic travel books, and recommending a single one is hard. So I’ll go to yet another list of great travel books – remember the Daily Telegraph list we saw –  let’s go to that for Eric Newby’s  A Short walk in the Hindu Kush.

” — but readers of the much-loved book are recompensed with a hilarious segment that recounts a mountain-side encounter with the adventurer Wilfred Thesiger: “We started to blow up our air-beds. ‘God, you must be a couple of pansies,’ said Thesiger.”

Want an audiobook? How about Mark Twain’s Following the Equator, about his Pacific journey. Twain told us the travel is fatal to prejudice, and here we get some of his wry reflections on the world.

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