Thursday, January 7, 2010

Asia Wheeling packs books for their ten month tour of Asia by plane, train, and bicycle

Friends of Grinnell College may know AsiaWheeling co-founder Woody Schneider, or at least his father, Mark Schneider (Physics Department). Woody departed on Monday, January 4 with co-founder Scott Norton--first stop Indonesia. For information about their ten month long itinerary as well as a full list of what they are taking along, visit their blog (linked above). Some of their support team--stationed through out greater Asia, may also be familiar to Grinnellians. They include Malaysia Bureau Chief Smita Sharma, a recent and much missed graduate, Laos Bureau Chief Stewart Motta, and Siberian Bureau Chief Helen Stuhr-Rommereim (both, like Woody, connected to the college through their parents); Grinnell faculty member David Campbell is also a consultant for AsiaWheeling.

Scott recently sent out a post listing the books they were taking along, and what could be more appropriate than posting these here at the Book Review site? So, if you are planning a ten month trip primarily by bicycle what books would you take with you?

Woody is taking:

Nick Danziger’s Danziger’s Travels: Beyond Forbidden Frontiers. New York: Vintage Books, 1987

Micheal Chabon’s Gentleman of the Road. New York: Ballentine Books, 2007
Burling Library First Floor/Smith Memorial PS3553.H15 G46 2007

Scott is taking:

Edward W. Said's Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1994
Burling First Floor DS12 .S24 2003

David Byrne's Bicycle Diaries. New York: Viking, 2009
Burling Library First Floor/Smith Memorial GV1044 .B97 2009

Niall Ferguson's The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000
Burling 2nd Floor HJ235 .F47 2001

Justin Ben-Adam Rudelson's Central Asia Phrasebook. Hawthorne, Vic: Lonely Planet, 1998.

Luxe Travel Guides for Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Laos & Cambodia, Phuket

Bon Voyage and Safe Travels Woody and Scott

Submtted by Rebecca Stuhr

1 comment:

Woody said...

Am I to take the lack of a call number next to Danziger's Travels to indicate that it is not carried in the Grinnell College collection!?

A crime! What a read, that one!