Books about Southeast asia
June 26, 2005 8:12 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking about going to South-East Asia this fall. I'll probably be there for 5-6 weeks. Are there any books (besides the basic travel guides) that I should read before I go?
posted by einarorn to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I do a lot of travelling, and before I visit a new country I like to read about that country. I also feel that reading great literature from those countries really helps me get a better understanding of the country, and helps me enjoy my time there.
So does anyone have any specific recommendations about books (fiction, or non-fiction) that I should read before going to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and possibly Myanmar?