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Java, Bali, Lombok, Gili Islands

South America on a Shoestring: 

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring:

Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos

South India & Kerala

Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Rough Guides

South India


Book Exchange

These are the books I found & read in my travels:

My Favorite Authors

Dan Brown
Bill Bryson
Paulo Coelho
Robin Cook
Mark Haddon
Jhumpa Lahiri

Travel Literature


Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Backpack by Emily Barr

The Backpacker by John Harris

Female Nomad & Friends by Rita Gelman

Her Fork in the Road by Lisa Bach

Silk Dreams, Troubled Road by Jonny Bealby

The Thong Also Rises by Jennifer L. Leo


Stay Alive. My Son by Pin Yathay


The Curse of the Tortoise by Octavio Tapia


A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Italy, India, Indonesia)

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie


Notes From an Even Smaller Island by Neil Humphreys


Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

The Beach by Alex Garland


The Quiet American by Graham Greene

When Heaven & Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip

Classics & Best-Sellers

Balzac & the Little Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Kite-runner by Khaled Hosseini

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Old Man in the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Chick Literature

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Extra Credit (Roommates) by Alison Blair

The Friends We Keep by Holly Chamberlin

Her Fork in the Road by Lisa Bach

How to Kill your Husband by Kathy Lette

Sex & the City by Candace Bushnell

The Starter Wife by Gigi Graze

Random Picks

Anything Considered by Peter Mayle

The Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber

Gridlock by Ben Elton

Nudge by Richard Thaler

Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Yesman by Danny Wallace

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