Books inspiring to travel

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Everybody loves to travel and dreams of discarding urgent matters, buying a coveted one-way ticket and, like the heroes from our favorite books and films, is epic to embark on an adventure. Often, our dreams of traveling and faraway countries originate in childhood. See the narrow streets of Paris, penetrate the secret chambers of the pyramids and get treasures, visit the places where Hercules accomplished his exploits. Hundreds of books and thousands of pages have been written about travel and adventure. We have selected several books for you that will allow you take a dip into the world of wandering and inspire you to travel.

1) «Shantaram» Gregory David Roberts Roman Gregory David Roberts «Shantaram» without exaggeration can be called a real sensation in the book world. This work led all the bestseller lists and a total of 6 million copies. Today it is compared with the works of the best writers of the new time from Bradbury to Hemingway. Like the author, the hero of this novel has been hiding from the law for many years. Deprived of parental rights after his wife’s divorce, he became addicted to drugs, committed a series of robberies and was sentenced by an Australian court to nineteen years of imprisonment.

After fleeing from a high-security prison for the second year, he reached Bombay, where he was a counterfeiter and smuggler, sold weapons and participated in the dismantling of the Indian mafia, and also found his true love.

2) «Eat. Pray. Love» Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert’s «Eat. Pray. Love» touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans. 

In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.

3) «The Da Vinci Code» Dan Brown The «Da Vinci Code» is the 2003 novel written by Dan Brown. It follows Harvard professor and symbologist Robert Langdon and the gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu as they investigate a murder in Paris' Louvre Museum. They are stunned to discover bizarre riddles that lead them to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, seemingly left by the museum's late curator, Jacques Saunière minutes before his death. Their race to discover the closely guarded secret held by Saunière uncovers a battle between the Priory of Sionand Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus having been married to Mary Magdalene.

4) «Wild. From lost to found on the pacific crest trail» Cheryl Strayed

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.

5) «The Hearts of Three» Jack London

The book by the master of adventure prose Jack London tells about two similar men who, by chance, discovered their distant kinship, and a girl in love with both. Three pass imaginable and unimaginable obstacles in search of the treasures of the Maya tribe.


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