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    Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

    Originally published in 1938, this is Orwell’s classic account of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. In what is one of his finest books he describes the calamity and humanity of a chaotic war.
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    The Lost World of the Kalahari by Laurens van der Post

    Laurens van der Post journeys to the heart of the Kalahari to meet the San Bushmen, the last remaining survivors from Stone Age Africa, exploring the reasons for their remarkable survival and their fascinating heritage. This is travel writing at its best, from its beautifully written description of the desolate landscape, to van der Post’s palpable excitement at meeting these extraordinary people.
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    Empires of the Indus by Alice Albina

    Alice Albinia’s remarkable voyage along 2,000 miles of the Indus River. A combination of traveller’s tales and fascinating history, she traces the river from Karachi, through Pakistan, into India and then up into Tibet. Highly recommended.
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    I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti

    After the six days war in 1966 Mourid Barghouti, a Palestinian poet studying at the University of Cairo, was denied entry to Palestine. For the next thirty years he lived in exile until this journey home, meeting with his family and travelling across war-torn Ramallah. A tragic and poetic story of loss and exile and winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.

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Cultural tourism From Wikipedia

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Cultural tourism (or culture tourism) is the subset of tourism concerned with a country or region’s culture, specifically the lifestyle of the people in those geographical areas, the history of those people, their art, architecture, religion(s), and other elements that helped shape their way of life. Cultural tourism includes tourism in urban areas, particularly historic or large cities and their cultural facilities such as museums and theatres. It can also include tourism in rural areas showcasing the traditions of indigenous cultural communities (i.e. festivals, rituals), and their values and lifestyle. It is generally agreed that cultural tourists spend substantially more than standard tourists do. This form of tourism is also becoming generally more popular throughout the world, and a recent OECD report has highlighted the role that cultural tourism can play in regional development in different world regions. [3]

Cultural tourism has been defined as ‘the movement of persons to cultural attractions away from their normal place of residence, with the intention to gather new information and experiences to satisfy their cultural needs’. [4] These cultural needs can include the solidification of one’s own cultural identity, by observing the exotic “other“.

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