The Women’s Travel Group usually supplies a list of recommended books plus movies filmed in the area we are visiting. This is not school, so why bother?
Some books like The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo open up the under belly of a Indian community that the tourist might not notice. Others celebrate a historic Indian Raj romance that brings history to life: Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
Some are fictionalized versions of real events: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghes, set in Ethiopia, and others are straight history: Charles King’s The Black Sea about Turkey. The book is short and easy to digest.
The Women’s Travel Group is happy to share. More trips like India Nov 11-22, Mexico City Feb 4-7 2016, China, Morocco, India again and Iran later in 2016 are on our site. We add all the time.
Group size is limited, we suggest you book early especially if you want an arranged share or a single room. Travel tips from The Women’s Travel Group.