12 Books about Singapore: Read Before You Go!

12 Books about Singapore: Read Before You Go!

12 Books about Singapore: Read Before You Go! The first book I read about Singapore was Crazy Rich Asians. Loved it! Read the next two in the series, and I was not disappointed! Singapore intrigued me. Was everyone else on the island just as crazy rich as the people...
26 Great Books on Vietnam

26 Great Books on Vietnam

26 Great Books on Vietnam If you’re like me and you love to read up on the place you’re traveling to, then you’ll find yourself overwhelmed by all the choices of books on Vietnam. I swear the number of English-language books on this country could fill a small public...
20 Great Books on Sri Lanka

20 Great Books on Sri Lanka

20 Great Books on Sri Lanka Whether you’re looking for books on Sri Lanka for future travel or to escape from this pandemic, here is a list of the 20 books (yes 20!) that I have read on this fascinating and complex country. You’ll find a list of fiction and...
Understanding Pandemics: A Reading List for Travelers

Understanding Pandemics: A Reading List for Travelers

Understanding Pandemics: A Reading List for Travelers ”All it required was a mango or water apple tree, laden with ripe fruit, overhanging a pigsty. An infected bat feeds on a water apple, discarding the pulp, which is besmeared with virus; the pulp drops down among...
15 Great Books about Korea

15 Great Books about Korea

15 Great Books about Korea I lived in South Korea from 1997 to 1998 and at that time Korea was NOT cool. Fast forward 18 years later and for some reason Korean culture is NOW cool. What the heck happened? I sort of get it, you know. I loved the movie, Parasite, and...
10 Great Books On Malaysia

10 Great Books On Malaysia

10 Great Books On Malaysia Malaya, with its mix of Malays, Chinese, and Indians, is full of spirits: a looking-glass world governed by unsettling rules. – The Night Tiger (2019) – By Yangsze Choo I visited Malaysia last year for 3 weeks and fell in love...
25 BEST Books on China: History, Culture, & Politics

25 BEST Books on China: History, Culture, & Politics

25 BEST Books on China: History, Culture, & Politics “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep. For when she wakes, she will move the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Are you planning on visiting China in the near future? Or are you just an armchair traveler and...
Books on Myanmar: What to Read Before Visiting Myanmar

Books on Myanmar: What to Read Before Visiting Myanmar

If you’re looking to read up on Myanmar before your trip, here’s a list of 13 books on Myanmar that I read before and during my trip. I’ve ranked them in order from my favorite (#1)  to my least favorite (#13) books. If you have only time for two books on Myanmar,...

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