February 5, 2008

Travel Books I've Been Reading

During our road trip out to Colorado and back home to Minnesota, I read two travel books. My favorite was Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison. He writes humorous, easy to read stories about the people he meets in Africa, the tourists he guides, and the wildlife he loves. I definitely recommend this book for anyone with an interest in travel, and in particular, African wildlife.

The other book was Lynette Chiang's The Handsomest Man in Cuba: An Escapade. Riding her bike through Cuba, the author meets a wide variety of characters and through her descriptions, makes you feel like you met them, too. She is a talented writer and her story is actually making me consider a biking trip of my own. I can't imagine a better way to meet the locals.