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ShiviApril 11, 202012min1290

 

The hunger to travel never ends. This endless lust for travel is relatable with all the wanderlust out there. Yeah, well, even I’m not able to travel, thus what to do? 

There is a way to break this, read books, by reading books on travel we can satisfy our wanderlust in the tough corona times. Keep reading…

When you enter a search into Google on why we travel, it takes you to detailed articles of ‘Can travel make you more creative?’, ‘Can travel make you fall in love?’ and much more. While some of these may be completely clickjacking, I can’t help but admire the emphasis we all have on the act called travelling. 

Now as we all are chained to chair at work for a long time which does not seem to end soon, I pay my, condolences to my friends who are in dire need of a holiday and aren’t able to. When you have this kind of heartbreak, only a quick trip can fix it. But sadly not right now, in the times of Corona Pandemic. 

I feel sad to hear the stories of lockdown, with no pleasure of travel at all. And then I hear lockdown on the borders and travel ban imposed across the world. I can’t help but feel a sting of worry. Some of us have lovers self-isolating 8,000 miles away and that seems like an unreasonable situation to be in. But if I thought mine was a sad story too, but it’s hard not to think the world without travel writers, travel influencers, content writers, reporters, whose duties are connected with free movement and travel all over and now almost verbose in a worldwide lockdown.

Now that we are in isolation because of the pandemic-inflicted world, free movement is like a distant dream. The month of April is usually when people move out for travel as the exams get over, then Good Friday and other long weekends. Regrettably, for most of us, COVID-19 has assured the derailment of our travel plans. Nevertheless, when one inspiration runs dry, there are many others to keep yourself immerse into positive things. 

So whatever your reasons for travel may be, post-Corona you guys will have to wait for a longer time as the travel industry will be the worst hit. Small hotels, homestays, will have a hard time to recover. I would recommend you to get yourself your favourite cup of tea of a cup or coffee, then, find your much-loved corner or a place on the couch and let the travel stories take you to an exile, many miles away. 

 

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Pico Iyer’s Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells (2019)

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

 

In his most recent publication, Iyer snaps down his view on travel on answering to his longtime home in Japan. As a nation whose calendar is characterised by occasions to honour the dead, come autumn, he represents Japan from a new prospect and directs on the mundane routines that unite people’s lives. 

 

Amitav Ghosh’s In an Antique Land (1992)

“But now, travelling down that road after so many years I felt no excitement at all, only an old, familiar sensation, one that had always accompanied me on my way back from Damanhour, no matter whether I’d been away an hour or a week: the lassitude of homecoming mixed with a quiet sense of dread.”

 

Known as one of his best works, Ghosh takes the reader on a journey from England to Egypt by this book. He goes in quest of a despicable slave from the 12th century, but during his travels, he meets the interaction of varied faiths, holy men, retailers and alchemists. His story is one that genres and ages and envelops the reader in a well-travelled past.

 

Shivya Nath’s The Shooting Star (2018)

“I remember the years I had been too afraid to dream of sitting on the ledge of a humble yellow house, chatting with a family that wasn’t my own, chatting in a language that wasn’t my own, in a part of the world so far away from the one I grew up in and yet not that different.”

 

Shivya Nath’s debut bestows her story from when she quit her 9-to-5 corporate job and travelled the world for seven years, the last two without a permanent address. Her goal to convert from an average girl to a free-movement soul is apparent throughout the book and she endeavours to create a new life and reinvent herself through this journey from the foothills of the Himalayas to the tropics of Ecuador. 

 

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love (2006)

“Traveling is the great true love of my life… I am loyal and constant in my love of travel. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless newborn baby—I just don’t care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it’s mine. Because it looks exactly like me.”

 

One of the bestsellers of 2006 and later a blockbuster on the big screen in 2010, Eat, Pray, Love is a must-read for readers viewing to hit the reset switch on their lives. Following her divorce, Gilbert travels to Italy, India and Indonesia, learns a new language, submerges herself in a new culture and along the way takes an inward journey into what it means to truly be happy with oneself.

 

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These are some of the travel books which I loved and thought that can satisfy other people wanderlust as well. If you have any comments about this blog please leave on the comment section. In case you are interested in reading any specific blogs please let us know by clicking here and we will try to publish it soon.

 


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ShiviApril 23, 20197min1198

Let’s crack the code and debug our minds with BOOKS

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Dazzle the world with your writings and books. Everyone knows Books are your best friend and today is World Book Day, I would like you’ll to go through some of the iconic authors’ and poets we have had in the world. Before that lets us see a brief history of World Book Day

This day is dedicated to book lovers around the globe and is commemorated as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book. The ideation is to promote reading habits, publishing and copyright. It was first observed on April 23, 1995, in an annual event organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Since then to facilitate the habit of reading and inculcating knowledge this day is celebrated all over the globe via reading sessions, book promotion, and author meets and book launches and etc. to celebrate the love for books.

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Go treat yourself to a new book today and enjoy these beautiful quotes from famous writers and authors.

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami

A book is a device to ignite the imagination. – Alan Bennett

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. – Francis Bacon

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. – William Styron

A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it. – Samuel Johnson

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. – James Russell Lowell

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. – Charles William Eliot

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. – Mark Twain

Books have immortalized great minds. Books have kept ancients secrets alive. A world which least value books, least value the real essence of wisdom and least know how to preserve what is precious!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Reading is a conversation. All the books talk. But a good book listens as well. – Mark Haddon

I have always imagined that paradise would be la kind of library. – Jorde Luis Borges

Books are uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King

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If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami

Never judge a book by its movie. – J.W. Eagan

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. –Vera Nazarian

 

These are few from my journals

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A book is like a dream that you hold in your hand and get blown away with the words in them – Spirited Blogger

We lose ourselves in books and eventually we find ourselves there too – Books are life! Spirited Blogger

For me, my books are the way to my personal freedom. – Spirited Blogger

Surrender yourself to books, as it is like cleaning an attic from your mind in order to make you a better version of yourself – Spirited Blogger  

 

 



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