City of Djinns: A year in Delhi by William Dalrymple

‘Could you show me a djinn?’ I asked. ‘Certainly,’ replied the Sufi. ‘But you would run away.’ From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted ‘The Return of a King’, this is William Dalrymple’s captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns. Lodging with … Continue reading City of Djinns: A year in Delhi by William Dalrymple

The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times best seller. Undertaken in 1951, this nine-month, 8,000-kilometer (5,000 mi) continental motorcycle trek through most of South America is chronicled by the man himself. For this, he took a year off from his studies to embark with his … Continue reading The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara