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Fiction Map of the World - Mauritius

by Travelbag on 04 December 2014, 10:12AM Fiction Map of the World - Mauritius The island of Mauritius is a wonderful place, one which offers almost every kind of traveller the chance to enjoy the trip of a lifetime. It is the kind of place whose very name conjures up images of golden sands, impeccably clear waters and classy seafood joints, all lit up and sparkling beneath a waning sun.  Essential Holiday Reading The staggering beauty of Mauritius has inspired countless poems and novels. It is easy to see why as soon as you set foot on its fine white sand, or dip a toe into one of its turquoise lagoons. As with a lot of post-colonial islands, there are turbulent episodes in its history and many Mauritian authors have explored its past in literary form. If you are looking for a dark and mysterious novel, which will keep you riveted all holiday long, try The ...
Fiction Map of the World – Dubai

Fiction Map of the World – Dubai

Dubai is the most populous city within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is located on the Persian Gulf coastline within the northern regions of the UAE. Once considered a mere port for foreign tradesman, Dubai is now flourishing both as a holiday and business destination.  Essential Holiday ReadingIdeal reading would be novels such as the Two Tigers by Emilio Salgari which is set during ...
by Travelbag on 24 November 2014, 10:11AM

Fiction Map of the World – Thailand

Fiction Map of the World – Thailand

Situated at the centre of the Indochina peninsula, Thailand is a country that is steeped in lush jungle, mystique and also marvellous golden, sandy beaches that are just made to enjoy. Essential Holiday ReadingIdeally you would like a good adventure novel to set the heart racing and fill the mind with wonder. An ideal choice for this would be something such as The Reef, written by Nora Roberts an...
by Travelbag on 12 November 2014, 11:11AM

Fiction Map of the World - The Maldives

Fiction Map of the World - The Maldives

A sunny getaway to the Maldives is for anybody who has ever dreamed about a picture postcard holiday, for anybody who cannot help but think that soft white sands and azure blue waters really are a slice of heaven. They say that you never forget your first Maldives trip, and it is easy to see why.  Essential Holiday Reading In light of its colonial past, you could be forgiven for thinking t...
by Travelbag on 06 November 2014, 09:11AM

Fiction Map of the World - Sri Lanka

Fiction Map of the World - Sri Lanka

Situated in the northern part of the Indian Ocean off the coast of southern India, Sri Lanka is an island with a deep cultural history as there has been documented civilisation for the past 3,000 years. Originally part of the ancient “Silk Road” or ancient trade route from Asia to Europe, Sri Lanka is an island paradise that really deserves to be visited and admired. Essential Holida...
by Travelbag on 30 October 2014, 10:10AM

Fiction Map of the World – Barbados

Fiction Map of the World – Barbados

This sublime tropical island is a part of the Caribbean archipelago despite being classified as an Atlantic island. Barbados has a rich colonial history that runs deeply throughout the island meaning that its history has significantly influenced works of writers who have based themselves elsewhere. Essential Holiday ReadingWhat is the perfect book for reading while the golden sands of the beach...
by Travelbag on 13 October 2014, 10:10AM

Fiction Map of the World – Tasmania

Fiction Map of the World – Tasmania

As we continue on our Fiction Map of the World tour, we land at our next destination, Tasmania. Tasmania offers up an abundance of options from national heritage sites steeped in history and geographical beauty, to books, films, music, and cuisine to satisfy even the most seasoned foodie. Notable Tasmanian BooksTasmania may be small when it comes to geography and population, but it has made its...
by Travelbag on 30 September 2014, 15:09PM

Fiction Map of the World – Australia

Fiction Map of the World – Australia

Today our fiction map series takes us Down Under to experience the vast delights of Australia. Essential Holiday ReadingFor holiday reading I'm going to recommend ‘The Harp in the South’ by New Zealand born Australian author Ruth Park. Set in the Sydney suburb of Murry Hills during a time in which it was a dangerous and lively slum area, it is a gritty and realistic depiction of life ...
by Travelbag on 25 September 2014, 13:09PM

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