'How to Be an Explorer of the World' by Keri Smith
Around this time last year I stumbled upon Rebecca Solnit’s ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’. On the cover it says “An intriguing amalgam of personal memoir, philosofical speculation, natural lore, cultural history, and art criticism”. I totally agree. To me it turned out to be the book that never stops giving. Like yesterday on the train when I re-read this story about ‘Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’ and his trip through the unknown lands of The South around 1527. I wont spoil anything here, so let’s just say that it is a fantastic and thought provoking adventure just like the rest of the book. Highly recommendable stuff that everyone should hear or read at some point. At least I think so.
But first we should all go get a little lost in the sunny spring. I know I will as soon as I have ordered the book that followed this list.