I always try to read and research a lot about places before I go there. I think it’s important to read more than just the travel guides and actually delve into the history and literature of places I’ll be traveling. It gives me a lot more insight and helps me not feel like an idiot when talking to locals. Here are the books I’ve already read or plan to read in preparation for this trip:
I read this in the fall and hope to read more of Marquez's books.
This is the book that Hugo Chavez famously gave Obama as a gift. It's supposedly a really critical history of imperialism in Latin America. I can't wait to read it.
Zach is reading this now but I call it next! Maybe I'll make him write a book report on here when he's done.
I found all of these books used on amazon.com for a couple dollars each when I searched "South America"
And of course the two essentials:
This will be our Bible.
I'm trying to do one chapter per week of this book.
That’s what I’ve got so far! Please leave any recommendations in the comments!