Overseas trips – Reading material before you goBooks
If you are going to ‘Third World Countries’ or foreign speaking places, I suggest you buy a few books before you leave.
Buy on-line, scour bookshops including the secondhand treasure troves, and Rotary often have great book clearances too.
Another good find at Op Shops.
You can swap them when you finish with other tourists.
This is especially important with children’s books – you don’t want to be paying full price for a book they read in a night.
They can then donate to school libraries.
You can always find bargain books and send them on, though if you have ever read
If you want to find great books I recommend ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert, you will fondly recall the books she sent herself from USA to Rome never arrived. Thanks Jane for recommending this great read!
where I purchased this book
You may want to take a Bible with you – if you read it.
Glean Op Shops, ebay etc for 2nd hand Guidebooks.
Buy Guide books for the first 5-6 countries if you are travelling through many places.
I know they are heavy.
If you only need sections, get out the kitchen knife and cut them apart and tape together the region you are visiting.
A handy hint emailed to me by David Stanley the author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific.
David kindly sent me several emails and freely shared his knowledge, and for that I am very thankful.
If need be you can buy some that incorporate a region, but try to get as detailed as possible.
Up to 5 to 10 years ago as a publication is usually ok.
Little changes fast.
You can buy David’s Guide Books at South Pacific Travel
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