What I Read

Travelling in distant regions offers a lot of opportunities for reading books you've always wanted to read but never had the time for. It may be a good idea to decide which books these are before you leave, and bring them. On the other hand, books are heavy. You will always be able to find small bookshops where you can buy/trade books, and you can also trade books with other travellers. Just be prepared for the fact that the number of books available up in the mountains of Himalaya or on the beaches of Thailand, may be very limited. To the degree you find books, you will more or less find the same books everywhere. Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is everywhere. So are most of the books by Tom Clancy, Stephen King and other chart toppers.

Here's what I found and read on my voyage, in addition to a pile of travel guides:

Last modified: Thu May 15 17:34:45 MET DST 1997