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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HEROES. A PERFECT JOURNEY.
We dream of a vacation, and when it's time to leave, a lot of people are confused. While the suitcases are not still packed, we suggest you plan an ideal rest by following the routes of the heroes of your favorite works.
ONE CRAZY CRUISE
Where else but on the cruise, you can visit so many places during one trip! If you don't suffer from claustrophobia and don't mind spending a long time accompanied by the same people or having hasty tours, you may buy a tour without any hesitation. Who else, but Jerome Jerome, with his extraordinary adventure along the longest river in England, the Thames (Three Men in a Boat), Mark Twain, pleasantly introducing the Americans to Europe and Palestine (The Innocents Abroad), and Marco Polo having traveled all over the entire Chinese coast from 1276 to 1291 (Book of the Marvels of the World) can become the best mentors in such a journey!
ON THE ROAD
Do you want to depend on the schedule of trains, buses, and flights? The answer is obvious. Thus, think about buying or renting the vehicle. The cult novels, The Motorcycle diary. A journey along Latin America by Ernesto Che Guevara, Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne and, of course, the craziest couple ever from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter Thompson, whose surreal trip through Nevada has been exciting the minds of adventure lovers for a few decades.
CHALLENGE TO NATURE
When you get sick and tired of the beloved city and its inhabitants, it is high time to challenge the nature and to set out on a severe voyage over hill and dale. There are many examples of such men of courage in the world literature.
As far back as 1927, the desperate and fearless Alexandra David-Néel became the first European woman visited Tibet, which was closed for foreigners. A little later, her memoirs will be published and the novel will be named My Journey to Lhasa. 73 years later, an American Christopher McCandless abandoned everything and set out on his own to conquer Alaska, after that Jon Krakauer would write a book Into the Wild. Just a little while ago, in 2009, a 16-year-old Jessica Watson astonished the whole world by her solo circumnavigation on a yacht (autobiographical novel True Spirit). Gain the inspiration and, you never know, maybe your incredible story will provide the basis for a manuscript!
GOURMET TRIP
Are you one of those who, finding themselves in the new city, instantly start searching for authentic restaurants? Then leave the museums and other sights to the idle tourists and get ready for a gourmet trip!
You can find stunning treats in the cuisine of any country, but this season we recommend to pay attention to the culinary guides by Matthew Fort (Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons: Travels in Sicily on a Vespa) and Peter Mayle (French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew). They did their best so that readers fell in love with truffle omelet and ricotta cheese from the first page.
MAGIC IS AROUND
When all the routes seem common or familiar, it's time have a different look on the way to rest. Read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, draw your own constellations of traveling, as the characters of Big Cart by Max Fry did, in a word, set the most unbelievable goal that will lead you to new impressions, and move forward!
LEARN YOURSELF

However, if you want to immerse yourself in Indian charm, you don't have to follow the character of a book written by a 35-year-old American woman. Set your own routes!
P.S. Those who want to see the real side of this exotic country should meet the radical social novel The White Tiger written by Aravind Adiga.
Pavel Grata
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