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    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."

    The People's Republic of China 中华人民共和国

    Pearl S Buck Books International Humanitarian Child Advocate