Things we recommend
Lands of Lost Borders
Lands of Lost Borders is an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell, and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore—the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here.
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one – Homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? We absolutely loved this book and got so much wiser!
The Silk Roads
A major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging East, as well as a rediscovery of the seductive cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Isfahan and Constantinople.
Travels with Herodotos
Ryszard Kapuscinski is Milene’s faourite writer. This book is a record of how he sets out on his first forays to India, China and Africa with the great Greek historian constantly in his pocket. The author sees Louis Armstrong in Khartoum, visits Dar-es-Salaam, arrives in Algiers in time for a coup when nothing seems to happen.
The Last Girl
A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Nadia Murad is a courageous young woman who has endured unimaginable tragedy (losing eighteen members of her family) and degradation through sexual enslavement to ISIS. But she has fought back. An immensely inspiring story and a must read!
Kira Salak undertook an epic, solo jungle trek across the remote Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea—often called the last frontier of adventure travel. Traveling by dugout canoe and on foot, confronting the dangers and wonders of a largely untouched world, she became the first woman to traverse PNG.
Whenever Milene travels there are some things she cannot leave without, wherever she travels to. The Hobbit is one of those items. It’s probably the best travel book ever written. Never read it?
Again one of Milene’s favourite books – she’s a true fantasy lover! The Riftwar Saga of Raymond E. Feist is a classic of fantasy literature which no true fan should be without. The saga opens with this tale of magic, might, and adventure.