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NOVEMBER 18, 2011
Our favorite travel narratives
Have you ever thought it would be nice to travel more or maybe see the six other continents, but you just don’t have the time or money to do it? Travel narratives are a great way to learn more about other cultures and landscapes. You can also ride along on some daring adventures that you might be afraid to try yourself, like summiting Mount Everest or kayaking all alone for 600 miles down the Niger River in West Africa to Timbuktu. Here are some of my favorite travel narratives:


The Cruelest Journey : 600 Miles to Timbuktu by Kira Salak 

The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story of a 23-year-old's Summit of Mt. Everest by Bear Grylls

Traversa by Fran Sandham

Men of Salt: Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold by Michael Benanav 

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison

Beneath Blossom Rain: Discovering Bhutan on the Toughest Trek in the World by Kevin Grange

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posted by Christin, Standley Lake Library


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