Note: in case you haven’t read the first part here, feel free to read it first before you carry on. 😉
So you’ve probably read the first part of my post in which I rambled about how I’d like to recommend books like Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince to Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence. And as you probably know, the still still goes on so in case you need any inspiration on what to read on your journey, hope this post will help!
As silly as it sounds, I was inspired by the scene where That 70s Show’s Eric Forman in his break and basically being a slacker reading Jack Kerouac’s On The Road instead of actually getting on the road.
Since I was a kid, I have always wanted to travel the world. However, I’m not lucky enough to be born in a family who is keen to travel.
To tell you a bit about my family background is that they come from a rural area in West Java called Ciamis. And for people in Ciamis, moving to Bandung, the capital city of West Java province in Indonesia is already a big deal.
There is a saying about us Sundanese people, a stereotype about how Sundanese people are way too comfortable to remain staying in their own land. And that is exactly how my family is like.
I’ve always got the desire to travel since I was a kid when I always asked my Mom to go some other place for holiday instead of going to Ciamis for a hundredth time everytime. My Mom’s response is always the same, “You can travel one day when you’re older.”
Growing up, I started to love reading because that’s the only way I could imagine how it was living outside my hometown. Hence, my interest in International Relations that led me to choose it as a major when I was in the university.
Today, I’m lucky enough to be able to travel well enough to see some places in the other part of the world. But I’ve never lost my interest to read. So now not only that I could imagine how it was to imagine in some particular place, but also I could do it while I travel as well.
So this time, I’m gonna list 4 out of 9 favorite books of mine that I’d like to recommend you my fellow travelers. These are not exactly travel-related books, but I’m sure these books will add the joy of traveling in your favor. Enjoy!