The Ganesha Bookshop in Ubud is famous, but I hadn’t heard of the Periplus Bookshop. Wandering along aimlessly on my second day (or was it the third day? Life seems to be ticking along at a different pace for me in Ubud) I stumbled across this bookshop at just the right moment. The heat was starting to get to me and the refreshing air-conditioning hit me as soon as I walked in.
I’ve booked flights and topped up my vaccinations, so I guess it’s official – I’m escaping my London life for a couple of months at the beginning of 2016. Although I don’t have any concrete plans, I’ll be arriving in Bali and hope to explore the rest of Indonesia. Then I’ll probably hop over to Vietnam for a week or two – but who knows where my feet will take me!
I still have a couple of months until I leave, but I’ve already started a vague packing list in my mind. And what’s more important than deciding on an appropriate book or two?
So readers, this is where you come in! Please comment below with recommendations for books to get me in the mood for my trip. Any books set in Indonesia or Vietnam, or books that might teach me a bit about the culture and history before I go. Also, feel free to recommend places to visit too!