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A Call to Travel by Rumaizah Abu Bakar | Book Review

A Call to Travel by Rumaizah Abu Bakar | Book Review

I was in Malaysia and had some time to spend while waiting for a family friend, so I went into a bookstore of course. The bookstore is called Silverfish Books and they advertise as an Indie bookseller and publisher. The bookstore itself is so unique, it has the most interesting collection of books, most of which are by Malaysian or East Asian authors. I really enjoyed walking around and I had several books I wanted to buy. Having only a…

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The Mystical Backpacker by Hannah Papp | Book Review

The Mystical Backpacker by Hannah Papp | Book Review

The Mystical Backpacker is about Hannah Papp herself and her journey to discover that missing piece in her life and to gain some inner, spiritual clarity. She starts off the book with an introduction that while this is a recollection of her three month adventure through Europe, it is also a self-guide ¬†book to experiencing your own spiritual, life affirming experience. At the end of each chapter or section she has activities to do in order to reach your own…

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Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald | Book Review

Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald | Book Review

This is probably one of the coolest looking book covers I have ever seen. A friend of mine has recently gone on a trip to India to study yoga and it inspired me to pick up a book to read a little more about this country. Sarah travelled to India in her twenties, decided she hated the country and never wanted to return. While waiting at the airport a fortune teller came up and told her that she would in…

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Sand in My Bra by Jennifer L. Leo | Book Review

Sand in My Bra by Jennifer L. Leo | Book Review

Sand in My Bra is a collection of short, humorous stories written by a host of women who have gone on various adventures. Journalists, bloggers, authors, and comedians all write about funny, sometimes mishap adventures they have had. There are 28 short stories and the women have travelled to a host of different countries on all continents, except Antarctica. They have encountered nuns, strange men, locals, bad situations and manage to turn them all into short tales to share.

All Strangers Are Kin by Zora O’Neill | Book Review

All Strangers Are Kin by Zora O’Neill | Book Review

When I saw this book I immediately grabbed it. All it took were the words “Adventures in Arabic in the Arab World” and I was hooked. This was the book I have been waiting for ever since I took that life changing, amazing trip to the heart of the Middle East three years ago. A woman, travelling through Egypt, Morocco, The Gulf States, and Lebanon on her own and learning about the differences in culture and dialect throughout the Middle…

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2017 Travel Reads | Wanderlust Inspiration

2017 Travel Reads | Wanderlust Inspiration

It has been a while since I have posted anything book related, and while I see this blog as primarily a place to promote adventure out in the world I also know that a big part of my inspiration to travel comes from the worlds in the books that I read. I often like to bring along a travel memoir type book when I am on an adventure of my own. It’s really exciting for me to read about a…

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Book Review: Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi

Book Review: Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi

I have been interested in Iran, its politics, its culture, and its history since high school. Iran is a country that is in my top 3 places I want to visit and I spend a significant amount of time scrolling through instagram pictures of places to see in Iran. I have read a few books about real accounts of people who live in Iran and experienced the revolution. I was so excited to read this book.

Book Review: In the Name of Honor by Mukhtar Mai

Book Review: In the Name of Honor by Mukhtar Mai

I think it is important to read about the world. To read about places, cultures, religions, histories and people. I also think that if you want to really know more about a place you should go there and talk to someone. Sometimes though we can’t just jump on a plane and fly to places like Afghanistan or Somalia and talk to people there. Which is why books are a great alternative and source of knowledge. I enjoy picking up books…

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Book Review: The Sweetness of Tears by Nafisa Haji

Book Review: The Sweetness of Tears by Nafisa Haji

I bought this book for two reasons: one the cover and two because the main character is named Jo March and since Little Women is my favourite book I thought no book with the main character called such a name can be terrible. To my surprise I fell in love with this book. I never expected to hate it but I felt like I would enjoy it and it would be a one time read sort of book. I read…

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Book Review: Between Two Worlds by Zainab Salbi

Book Review: Between Two Worlds by Zainab Salbi

I have wanted to read this book for a very long time. Zainab Salbi has been someone who sparks inspiration and I have wanted to know more about her and how she came to construct the organisation Women for Women International. I had known previously. because of interviews and articles I had read, that she grew up in Iraq and was part of Saddam Hussein’s close circle. Her father was his personal airplane pilot.