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Roaming and Reading

Books with indelible settings.


Roaming and Reading

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Ian Fleming's house in Jamaica is now a resort.

Port Maria

City

Ian Fleming Villa

goldeneye.com

"Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica"

Port Maria

City

On MPR News Tuesday, May 5

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Rua Nova Do Carvalho, a street to wander in Lisbon.

Lisboa

City

Favorite Streets in 12 European Cities

nytimes.com

Kerri Miller recommends reading Lisa See's series about Shanghai including "Dreams of Joy".

Dreams of Joy

lisasee.com

To find some peace in Shanghai, Adam Minter would visit the Jesuit library in his neighborhood.

漕溪路地铁站 | Caoxi Rd. Metro Stn.

Subway

漕溪路地铁站
上海市 , 上海市

The Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei (The Xujiahui Library)

idealshanghai.com

Adam Minter recommended the French Concession as a great neighborhood to visit in Shanghai which he calls "not a serene city".

French Concession

Neighborhood

On MPR News Tuesday, March 31

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Former French Concession, Shanghai, China www.townscapehous...

French Concession

Neighborhood

Shanghai's Former French Concession Neighborhood

afar.com

A Wall Street Journal guide to a food tour of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

City

Vietnam: Acquiring a Taste for the Spice of Life

wsj.com

Catherine Karnow's photo of women holding General Vo Nguyen Giap's photo at his funeral in October 2013.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

City

Kerri Miller recommends "She Weeps Each Time You're Born" if you want to read about Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

City

On MPR News Wednesday, March 25

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Catherine Karnow's photo of Ha Long Bay in 1990.

Vịnh Hạ Long (Ha Long Bay)

Nature Preserve

Hạ Long
Thành Phố Hạ Long , Tỉnh Quảng Ninh

On MPR News Wednesday, March 25

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What to eat if you visit Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

City

Ultimate Food Guide to Vietnam

travelandleisure.com

For Roaming and Reading, we talked to photographer Catherine Karnow about Vietnam.

Hồ Hoàn Kiếm (Hoan Kiem Lake)

Lake

Đinh Tiên Hoàng
Hoàn Kiếm , Thành Phố Hà Nội

Turtle Tower Ho Hoan Kiem – Sword lake Hanoi Vietnam

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Top 10 fiction travel books? "Cuba and the Night" - Pico Iyer (1995) (Iconoclast Books in Ketchum, Idaho)

Typical colorful street in Trinidad, #Cuba

Colorful street in Trinidad, Cuba

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The Cuba you can look forward to.

"Many of us — Cubans, exiles and second-generation Cuban-Americans — admire the anachronistic surfaces while also looking past them to see something else emerging."

Belgrano

Neighborhood

Next Year in Havana

nytimes.com

Photos from Manchuria.

Photos: Expat Writer Documents Life in a Chinese Village Called Wasteland

asiasociety.org

Kerri Miller recommends "My Several Worlds" is you plan to travel to Manchuria.

Manzhouli

City

My Several Worlds

goodreads.com

Michael Meyer says "In China, Pearl S.. Buck is admired but not read. In the United States, Pearl S. Buck is read but not admired."

中国 China

Country

Pearl S Buck Books International Humanitarian Child Advocate

psbi.org

WSJ: "‘In Manchuria’ is not a typical book about China. It is not about the booming of cities, the nouveau riche or the holders of power. It has no investment advice to offer and does not predict whether China will take over the world. It contains gripping anecdotes from the past, but it is not a work of history. "

哈尔滨 | Harbin

City

The Frozen Northeast

wsj.com

"In Manchuria" was written by Minnesota native, Michael Meyer.

哈尔滨 | Harbin

City

In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

inmanchuria.com

Michael Meyer, author of "In Manchuria", says that the Great Wall ends on with just a door to the wilderness.

慕田峪长城 Great Wall at Mutianyu

Historic Site

Mu Tian Yu, Huan Rou County
北京市 , 北京市

+86 10 6162 6022

Great Wall of China History & Facts

china-mike.com

Justin Marozzi, author of "Baghdad": "This (current era) has to be one of the low points in the city's history, but if you go back across the centuries, you read the descriptions of what conquerors like Hulagu, who is Genghis Khan's grandson, did to the city in 1258. He razed it the ground. Only 150 years later, when the city was just slowly recovering from this apocalypse, along came Tamerlane, the Turkish warlord, who sacked the city again and cut off 90,000 heads of the city's inhabitants."

Baghdad

City

Gertrude Bell AKA "Queen of the Desert" by John Singer Sargent.

Baghdad

City

BBC - Your Paintings - Gertrude Bell

bbc.co.uk