Sunday, September 29, 2013

BW40: Trek through Asia



My goodness, I lost track of time and had so much fun eurorailing through Europe, spent an extra month exploring the continent.  If you are doing the Continental, how about you?  Did you have such a grand time you spent extra time exploring or did you move on already? That's all right, I'll catch up to you soon.  It's time to move into Asia, and my first stop is Ekaterinburg to check out the great stone monument straddling the border of Asia and Europe.  One stone is from the furthest point of the European part, Cape Rock, another stone came from  the furthest point of the Asian part, Cape of Deghnev and symbolizes the union of two parts of the world.




I haven't quite figured out my route yet, so plan on trekking around Russia for a bit before boarding the international train and winding my way down through Mongolia to China.  Then I have decide whether I want to fly over to India and backtrack to Pakistan or continue on to Japan. Decisions, decisions!

Currently in my back pack is Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Midnight Palace,  Haruki Murakami's The Wind Up Bird Chronicles, Joel Rosenberg's Twelfth Iman, and Qui Xiaolong's A Loyal Character Dancer.

Check out the link above Trek through Asia where I've listed two or three books for each country to get you started. For all things Russian, from fiction to nonfiction to learning Russian, go to Russia Online.  Find out what books Chinese leaders are reading or check out Iran's Tabriz Book fair which starts today.  Head on over to Zeroland for a comprehensive list of all Japanese Literature - lots of fun links.

Happy traveling!



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