Inspirational Books: These books will make you think - For travellers!
You love getting lost in your thoughts? You like to ponder about life and get inspired? These novels will broaden your horizon and make you think outside the box. Especially for backpackers, globetrotters, frequent travellers and everybody else who loves to reflect upon life.
“Only by getting in touch with books one does discover their own wings!”
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Wild – From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
"The life of the 26-year-old Cheryl is filled with drugs and sex with strange men. As her mother died when she was young and because of a broken marriage, Cheryl tries to fight the pain in her life. Until she comes to the point where she realizes that she can not go on like this. One day she gets a travel guide for the "Pacific Crest Trail" and she decides to start the trip of her life. On her journey she encounters plenty of challenges and surprises..."
"What does it need to be happy? Robyn Davidson wants to find an answer to that question and decides to walk trough the Australian desert. Together with a dog and a couple of camels she tries to discover her limits. This book is based on a true story. A dangerous story which really makes you think..."
Journey, Australia, Limits, Courage, Camels, Sense of life
"Lindsay spent two years in prison but is still searched by Interpol. The Australian goes into hiding in Bombay where he meets the Indian Prabaker. They become friends and cope with life together. In the depths of the metropole Lindsay learns what it means to be poor. Therefore he decides to change his life and starts helping people who are in real need. He falls in love with a woman. Bad idea..."
India, Prison, Poverty, Adventure, Love, Journey, Inspiration
"Two sisters who could not be more different. Katie has a disciplined middle-class life while Mia has learned how to live her life to the fullest. But they do love and appreciate each other. Until Katie comes to know that Mia has died. All that remains is her diary. Katie packs her bag and follows the stories of Mia's diary. She travels to places her sister had visited before. There she finds out things she would have never thought to be possible..."
Travel Diary, Secret, Drama, Bali, Love, Journey, Sense of Life, Backpacking
"Chris leaves the Navy and decides to find happiness in Hongkong. But life has other plans for him. In Hongkong, he ends up on the streets and comes in touch with the hell of a drug, crystal meth. To bring in the money he needs for that he makes a pact with the devil himself. He joins the 14K, which is a cruel syndicate. Chris is in really big troubles. It will be difficult to stay alive..."
"One day they have to escape from a village while the Turks take over the region. They are brother and sister - but married. This is top secret. When they arrive in the USA they do not expect that they could get into troubles because of that..."
"Tansy decides to quit her London life. She hates her job and has enough of her selfish friend. Furthermore she has to process the death of her mother. While traveling trough Asia she realizes that this is not what she is searching for. She misses her boyfriend. After some time she begins to like it until a murderer starts to follow her. This journey should get more adventurous than she could ever expect..."
"India is loud, full and on top of that dirty. After she left India the first time she was sure that she would never come back again. But sometimes things come differently. Her friend gets a job offer in New Delhi. She decides to go with him. A story of a person who had to hate India first before she could learn to love it..."
Self-Discovery, Love, India, Nightmare, Illness, Happiness, Backpacking
Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner
"They have everything they wish for. Happily in love, good jobs and in the prime of their lives. But one day they wake up and are not sure if this is it... So they make a decision with consequences. They decide to pack their bags and leave everything behind to find their true selves..."
Sense of life, Round-the-world trip, Happiness, Self-discovery, Backpacking
"Malcolm McDonald reaches the limit of his credit card in San Francisco. Therefore he returns to London without a home, without having any friends and on top of that unemployed. In a typical British winter it looks like he has run out of options. But then Malcolm decides to work as a housekeeper for Florence Days, an 80-year-old woman who speaks with her wallpapers and waits for her husband who always comes too late for dinner. The Carer shows how insane the world can get if somebody is sane for too long..."
"How would you describe a prison in Bolivia? Try to describe it before you read this book. You can be sure that you have to let go of all your assumptions because they never live up to reality. In a prison city in San Pedro the prisoners live together with their families. In this prison they have wild parties with plenty of alcohol and drugs. Estate agents who sell cells to you. An arms dealer who provides you with weapons and prostitutes. The rest you have to read by yourself..."
Corruption, Cocain, Friendship, Prison, Bolivia, Life
"The Cambodian Loung Ung is only five years old when she has to escape from the Khmer Rouge. These years she will not forget for the rest of her life. She tells about a past which is so cruel that your heart will bleed while you will be reading this book. A piece of history that shows you how gruesome mankind can be..."