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10 Astounding Books That Take Place In New York to Inspire Your Next Trip | #FridayReads

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 24 Different Languages | #FridayReads

Reading The Little Prince as an adult was such a strange experience. I remember reading this as a kindergarten, my mother gave me a copy and insisted I read it, and I only remember hating it, and that it made me cry. In grade 1, I remember telling my mom how I wanted to be an astronaut so I could travel to Asteroid B-612 and I wanted to have a fox. I also remember laughing a few times. The almost condescending attitude towards adults and the jokes at their expense makes this book appealing to kids since they can relate to being baffled by grown-ups. But as I’m laughing at the crazy adults and the crazy things they do, I had to stop for a second as it sank in that I do those crazy things, too. I found myself reflecting on the deeper story behind this prince and his adorable travels to different planets. The little prince’s complete bewilderment at the behavior of adults challenged the way I think in so many ways.

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10 Magnifique Books That Take Place In France to Inspire Your Next Trip | #FridayReads

France is considered one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, and features varied culture, traditions, and a mix of modern and ancient architecture. The country can be explored in many ways including a drive across the country or through several documentaries.

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A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain | #FridayReads

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“I wanted kicks ― the kind of melodramatic thrills and chills I’d yearned for since childhood, the kind of adventure I’d found as a little boy in the pages of my Tintin comic books. I wanted to see the world ― and I wanted the world to be just like the movies.” 
– Anthony Bourdain, A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal

Anthony Bourdain has been an inspiration for me in so many ways. I’ve always enjoyed watching his programs. He was a gastronomic genius and a traveler. Because of him, I dared myself to go beyond my comfort zone and try new adventures without any reservations. Continue reading “A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain | #FridayReads”

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston | #FridayReads

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When watching 127 Hours, I was absolutely mesmerized by Ralston’s predicament. (It didn’t hurt that Ralston was portrayed by James Franco and the movie directed by Danny Boyle.) After watching the film, I wanted to get the full story about what Ralston had experienced.

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