Books, Mexico, Travel

The Jungle of Stone – About Maya Civilization

I read Jungle of Stone book by William Carlsen just in time for my Mexico trip and I liked it. The book is about John Stevens and Frederick Catherwood as they both make their journey to Mexico and Central America in search of stones in Jungle and end up discovering Maya Civilization. Even the locals… Continue reading The Jungle of Stone – About Maya Civilization

Books, Mexico, Movies, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy

Books and Movies on Mexico

For our next vacation, we have been planning to visit Mexico so I gathered all the books I had on Mexico in my TBR pile.I have been to the west coast of Mexico and this time the plan is to visit the east coast which has Mayan Ruins. Here the books that I am planning… Continue reading Books and Movies on Mexico

Europe, Travel, UK

My first UK trip

I went on my first UK trip and it took me a week to recover from the trip as it was exhausting. We tried to cover a lot in a single trip and that resulted in all of us getting extremely tired. This was our first actual trip to a foreign country and it required… Continue reading My first UK trip

Books, Bookstores

Books Inc Bookstore Visit

Books Inc is a local independent bookstore (a family run) and I started visiting it a lot after they opened a branch in Santa Clara. They have the best sci-fi and fantasy section I have ever seen and knowledgeable staff who can recommend some great books. I have visited some of their other branches but… Continue reading Books Inc Bookstore Visit

Books, Bookstores, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy, Travel, USA

Kinokuniya Bookstore Visit

This is the second post in my series of posts on bookstores. Link to my previous bookstore visit post. I first came to know about Kinokuniya bookstore when I enquired about Death Note funko pops at a Japanese store in a local mall. The shopkeeper asked me to check in the Kinokuniya bookstore. I visited… Continue reading Kinokuniya Bookstore Visit

Books, Bookstores, Travel, USA

City Lights Bookstore visit

Recently when I was reading a book about Shakespeare and company, I came across this bookstore. The author mentioned that Lawrence Ferlinghetti who stayed at Shakespeare and Co. opened this bookstore after returning to US. He said this is like a sister bookshop to Shakespeare and Co. and I was immediately interested in visiting this… Continue reading City Lights Bookstore visit

Books, Europe, Travel

UK: Enid Blyton and Harry Potter

I love to travel as you all know already. I love armchair travel more than actually travelling to places. Reading books about places is even better than actually visiting those places - because it is cheaper, more convenient and you can get more information than you can even at that location. Also when you are travelling,… Continue reading UK: Enid Blyton and Harry Potter