Travel fiction

@Porcospino (18396)
Denmark
April 29, 2011 12:52pm CST
At the moment I am reading a book by a Danish author, it describes a trip to India. The main character is a man who has never travelled abroad before this trip and he describes his experiences and the differences between the Danish and the Indian culture. I think it is interesting to read the story and read about the places that he visits, because it is one of my dreams to visit India one day. It is different from reading a non-fiction book about other countries, but I have still learned something new. Do you ever read travel fiction? Which books have you read and which countries do they describe? Did you like the book(s)? Why?
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4 responses
• India
30 Apr 11
Hello Porcospino, this seems like an interesting book. I love to read such travel fiction too, because even if I cannot travel to new and interesting places, I can still read about them in the books and am able to absorb their culture as much as I can, even they are unreal out of the pages. Welcome to India already! Would you mind sharing the name of the book that you read?
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Apr 11
The name of the book is "Kaninen i maanen" and in English that means "The rabbit in the moon". The name of the author is Patrick Leis. I don't think that there is an English version of the book, and that is a bit of a pity because I think that it is a pretty interesting book even for international readers. I also like to read travel fiction about countries where I haven't been, because that gives me the chance to learn more about the culture. I love travelling, but I can't afford to visit places that are very far from my home, so it is nice that I am able to read and learn about those places that I can't visit in person. India is also quite far from my home, but I hope that I will be able to save up money for the plane ticket one day.
• India
3 May 11
Oh well, its quite unfortunate that its not available in English! :( It would have been interesting to read! I really do hope and pray for you to be able to save up for a trip to India! You will really really enjoy the experience although you will need to prepared for a great cultural shock! :)
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
3 May 11
Me too, India is still in my list as a country that I would like to visit. It has a different culture, architecture and food variety. I have to wait for my son to grow bigger before I can bring him along as many of my friends who has visited this beautiful Taj Mahal country advised.. it a beautiful place for adults who can stand the heat and food / water ..
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
3 May 11
I hope that you will get the chance to visit India when your son gets older. Ever since I was a child I have had a dream about visiting India. I think that it could be so interesting to travel around in India and visit many different parts of the country and I have a friend from the southern part of India was has invited me. I hope that my husband and I will be able to visit India one day
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Apr 11
I am not familiar with the idea of travel fiction. It does sound like something worth reading though. i think i will be looking into these works of fiction more.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Apr 11
I think that it is a nice way to learn something about another country. It is interesting to read books about countries where I have been, but I also like to read about countries that I don't know much about. Some time ago I read a book about a family who travelled around in Asia for several months, and it was interesting to read about their experiences.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 11
I sometimes read travel fiction but I prefer to read travel guide books. At the moment I am reading a non-fiction book which is called "An Odd Odyssey". It was written by an Australian guy that traveled over land and sea from Mexico to Colombia. He went all the way down Central America. He used local buses and a boat. I like the sound of the book that you describe.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Apr 11
I also like to read travel guide books. I always read about the countries that I am going to visit and sometimes I also read about places that I am not able to visit at the moment. I still find it interesting to read about the history, the culture and the sights. It must been an interesting trip from Mexico to Colombia. I don't know Central America that well except Costa Rica and a book like that would be a nice way to learn more about that area.