How to travel during lockdown?
They’re predicting rain for this weekend (at our place anyway) so we thought it was the perfect time to offer you a travel playlist.
We wanted to share this with you today so that you have time to organise your cocooning moment and go and get it or order the one that will take you to your nearest bookshop and give you time to do without Amazon.
Let’s go on a literary journey
Always in alphabetical order:
Heimaey – Ian Manook / Iceland
Jacques Soulniz invites his daughter, Rebecca, to Iceland to make her discover this country he himself visited 40 years ago and also to reconnect with her. As soon as they arrive at the airport, strange events will occur around them and this until Rebecca’s disappearance. Impossible for Jacques not to make the connection with what he experienced during his first stay here.
Anna is a single mother who has allowed herself to be overwhelmed by life’s worries to the point where she doesn’t realise how bad her daughters are. When she realises this she makes the crazy decision to go with her in her motorhome to discover Scandinavia.
The Lady of the Nile – Pauline Gedge
The Lady of the Nile did indeed exist : Hachepsout, the only woman who will access the Pharaoh’s Walk. This book tells the extraordinary destiny of this woman who ruled Egypt 16 centuries before Cleopatra. More than just a historical novel, it is also an opportunity to discover this beautiful country.
The fabulous destiny of a cow that did not want to end up as a minced steak – David Safier / United States – India
This is the story of Lolle, a German dairy cow, who lives a peaceful life in her field in Germany… until she learns that her owner has just sold the herd to pay off his debts. So she decides to move with her friends to where cows are sacred: India.
Around the world in 80 days – Jules Verne
Reading an article, Phileas Fogg, after it is now possible, thanks to the opening of a new railway line, to travel around the world in 80 days. After lively discussions with his colleagues on whether or not it is possible to achieve such a feat, he will bet half of his fortune with them on the success of this round-the-world trip in the time allotted.
Around the world in 72 days – Nellie Bly
In 1890, Nelly Bly, a journalist at the New York World, suggested to her editor that he embark on a world tour in an attempt to beat Phileas Fogg’s fictitious record. She set off loaded with a single small bag to complete her greatest adventure and complete it in 72 days.
Around the world by hitchhiking – Ludovic Hubler
Freshly graduated from the business school of strasbourg, Ludovic Hubler decides to break the codes and set off to discover the world by hitchhiking. His adventure will last 5 years and he will make many encounters, as rich as varied. He will even have the chance to meet the Dalai Lama.
The man who wanted to be happy – Laurent Gounelle / Bali
At the end of his stay in Bali, the narrator will visit a famous wise man who will make a precise diagnosis: he is healthy but not happy. During the various exchanges they will have, he will pass on to him the means to find happiness.
On the road – Jack Kerouac / United States
This novel is much more than a road trip through the United States. It is a reflection of the Beat Generation. This movement symbolizes freedom and wishes to shake up the codes by questioning bourgeois values and the race for money at all costs.
Wild – Cheryl Strayed / United States
Between a history of drug addiction, a complicated divorce and the grief of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has a hard time keeping her head above water. To cope, she decides to leave everything behind and embark on a 1700 km trek on the Pacific Ridge Road.
For those who would like to follow in the footsteps of these heroes, I have again put the links to the pages of the responsible hotels in the countries I visited.
And you, what are the books that make you travel?
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