• Adventure,  Kon Tiki,  Mystery,  Novels,  Travel

    Kon Tiki The Secret of Easter Island PDF book by Thor Heyerdahl

    Kon Tiki The Secret of Easter Island  PDF book by Thor Heyerdahl (1958) The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas is a 1948 book by the Norwegian writer Thor Heyerdahl. It recounts Heyerdahl’s experiences with the Kon-Tiki expedition, where he traveled across the Pacific Ocean on a balsa tree raft In The Voyage of the `Kon-Tiki’, the Norwegian archaeologist Thor Heyerdahl famously proved that early humans could have used the trade winds to sail from Peru to Easter Island – and thus be its first settlers Heyerdahl and five companions sailed the raft for 101 days over 6,900 km (4,300 miles) across the Pacific Ocean before smashing into…

  • Travel,  Tunis

    Tunis, Kairouan and Carthage Free PDF book (1906) Travel and Descriptions with Illustrations

    Tunis, Kairouan and  Carthage Free PDF book (1906) Travel and Descriptions with Illustrations Excerpt from the author’s introduction Tunis, as one finds here to-day, retains so much of her Oriental character, and offers such a rich and varied menu to those who feel the glamour of the East, that to some it will doubtless seem sufficient to feast their eyes on the fascinating pictures revealed at every turn of her tortuous streets, careless of her origin and her chequered history during 3,000 years.  There are those who may think that there are interest and excitement enough in wandering beneath the vaulted roofs of her arcaded bazaars, so richly furnished with…

  • Travel

    The East (1876) PDF book : being a narrative of personal impressions of a tour in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria

    The East: being a narrative of personal impressions of a tour in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria Excerpt: At present any new book on the East will naturally be looked upon as got up in view of the existing excitement on the subject of the ” Turkish Atrocities.” Hence a few lines of preface may be necessary. This book was originally written more than a year ago, and was in the publishers’ hands before the Bulgarian massacres were made public; but I have since had time to add a Chapter and several Notes still farther illustrating Turkish character, as well as Mahomedan domestic, religious and political life. I think that in…

  • Peru,  Travel

    The adventures of a tropical tramp (Peru Travel and Descriptions) 1922 Free PDF book with Illustrations

    The adventures of a tropical tramp (Peru Travel and Descriptions)  1922 Free PDF book Contents: I The Lure of South America ….. 1 II Down the West Coast in the Steerage. ^ 9 III In the City of the Kings 21 IV Over the World’s Highest Railway … 31 V In an Andean Mining Camp 46 VI At the Peruvian Bull Ring 67 VII A Newspaper Correspondent on Muleback. 79 VIII Among the Chuncho Indians 99 IX The Burning of Paita 117 X In the Capital of the Incas 138 XI A War Correspondent Without a War . . 155 XII In the Diplomatic Service 178 XIII The Fourth of…

  • History,  Sicily,  Travel

    By the waters of Sicily 1901 by Norma Lorimer (with illustrations) Travel Guide

    By the waters of Sicily 1901 by Norma Lorimer (with illustrations)  Travel Guide Excerpt: A girl, a real live girl, just rid of her teens, I should say, has taken this hotel by storm! — a girl of dimples and magic laughter, who has brought all the way from England the freshness of springtime in her eyes and her cool cheeks! The ancient visitors in this establishment cannot well account for the appearance in their midst of anything so full of youth, so essentially a part of the present day, — the present day of England, I mean, for here in Sicily the present day has nothing in common with…

  • Biography,  Novels,  Travel

    Around The World On 80 Dollars Free PDF book by Robert Christopher (1953)

    Download Around The World On 80 Dollars Free PDF book  by Robert Christopher (1953) Adjusted for inflation, $80.00 in 1953 is equal to $871.10 in 2020. ????  even superman will spend more than that. but this is a real travel book. It seems quite fitting that the author of this book should share at least one name with Christopher Columbus, for the same adventurous spirit prompted them both to follow their dream beyond the horizon. After hearing Bob’s strange, lonely, and sometimes dangerous adventure, I couldn’t help but think how I would rather make Christopher Columbus’ trip than Robert Christopher’s! At least Columbus had three ships, an abundance of provisions,…

  • Goddess,  History,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  Religions,  Travel

    Sacred Places of Goddess PDF book by Karen Tate With Illustrations

    Sacred Places of Goddess PDF book by Karen Tate With Illustrations “Goddess veneration works to restore a balance that Tate writes existed thousands of years ago. ‘In the beginning, God was a woman, and from her womb, she created all that is; thus she is all things and all things are her… That was true 30,000 years ago, and for millions, it is still true today,’ she writes in her book. Sacred Places of Goddess starts in Europe and Asia Minor and moves through the world to the Americas. Tate chose sites based on their historical, spiritual and cultural significance or for their physical richness. The book is a user-friendly…

  • Egypt,  History,  Travel,  Women

    The women of Egypt PDF book (1914) by Elizabeth Cooper (with Illustrations)

    The women of Egypt PDF book (1914) by Elizabeth Cooper (with Illustrations) Before visiting the Orient I endeavored to learn from books something in relation to the woman of Egypt. I found much writing relative to ancient Egypt, its history and its temples, also many books dealing with the political aspects of the present-day country of the Nile. In all these treatises, however, I looked vainly for information concerning the woman.  Through my friendship with Egyptian women, I was permitted to visit in the homes and learn the customs and life, to a degree at least, of the women of various classes, both Egyptian and Bedouin. I visited the girls’…

  • France,  History,  Paris,  Philip Gilbert Hamerton,  Travel

    Paris in old and present times; Free PDF book (With Illustrations) by Philip Gilbert Hamerton

    Paris in old and present times; (With Illustrations) by Philip Gilbert Hamerton First, as to nationality. Englishmen admire Paris; they speak of it as a beautiful city, even a delightful city; but there is one point on which a Frenchman’s estimate of Paris usually differs from that of an English- man. I am not alluding to the Frenchman’s patriotic affection for the place; that, of course, an Englishman cannot have, and can only realize by the help of powerful sympathies and a lively imagination. I am alluding to a difference in the impression made by the place itself on the mind of a French and an English visitor.  The Englishman…

  • Biography,  History,  Scotland,  Travel,  Workers

    An American tramp in Scotland PDF book by Ben Goodkind (1897)

    An American tramp in Scotland by Ben Goodkind (1897) OLD IMAGE OF SCOTLAND  Excerpt The times have been pretty tough of late, neighbor, pretty tough; and no mistake. What’s getting into the country, anyway; is it going to the dogs entirely? It looks that way; it looks that way. I have never seen the times the way they are now and may I never see ’em that way again, for it’s awful; awful’s no name for it. There has been panic on, or, as some folks call it, a financial depression, and it has been playing hades with things in general. Banks and business houses have been busting up, the…