Roaming and Reading

Books with indelible settings.

Roaming and Reading

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Morroco beyond Casablanca and Marrakech.


Morocco, From Coast to Desert

Rebecca Dinerstein's book "The Sunlit Night" is set above the arctic circle. She says you will have the "cleanest air you will ever smell" and it's like a "beautiful nothingness".


MPR News Tuesday, June 9

Lofoten Island , Norway

Tjeldbergtinden i Lofoten

Lofoten Island , Norway - Favorite Photoz

The Lofoten Islands, Norway

AKCollection: Travel The World

Colin Barrett's "Young Skins" is set in a mythical western Ireland.


The Right Kind of Damage: An Interview with Colin Barrett

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

Port Maria

Ian Fleming Villa

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

Port Maria

On MPR News Tuesday, May 5

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


Favorite Streets in 12 European Cities

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

Dreams of Joy

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.

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

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

French Concession

On MPR News Tuesday, March 31

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

French Concession

Shanghai's Former French Concession Neighborhood

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

Tp. Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh City)

Vietnam: Acquiring a Taste for the Spice of Life

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

Tp. Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh City)

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

Tp. Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh City)

On MPR News Wednesday, March 25

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

Vịnh Hạ Long (Ha Long Bay)

On MPR News Wednesday, March 25

What to eat if you visit Vietnam.

Tp. Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh City)

Ultimate Food Guide to Vietnam

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

Hồ Hoàn Kiếm (Hoan Kiem Lake)

Turtle Tower Ho Hoan Kiem – Sword lake Hanoi Vietnam

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

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Typical colorful street in Trinidad, #Cuba

Colorful street in Trinidad, Cuba

The Cuba you can look forward to.

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


Next Year in Havana

Photos from Manchuria.

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

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


My Several Worlds

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

Pearl S Buck Books International Humanitarian Child Advocate