Sometimes, I buy a travel guide-book just because I am dreaming that I'll visit the country someday. It's not because I’ve plan my travel journey. I’ve bought
But, the price of travel guide-book is too expensive for me, makes me can’t buy all books of my dreaming countries. So, waiting for sale season is a must. Sometimes, I spend time to look for them in used bookshop. Few years ago, I found 2 Lonely Planet (LP) books at second hand book kiosk on Jl. Kramat Raya Jakarta (Senen Area). They are “
The other second hand bookshop I like to visit is Ganesha Bookshop at Ubud –
I love visit Periplus Bookshop to see new published books. There are 2 Periplus Bookshops at Jogja, in Maliboro Mall and in the waiting room of
Beside travel books, I love to collect maps. The Periplus’ yellow map series is very good map. It folded in thin, has complete information. We’ll never been lost using Periplus map. Beside city map, I collect “mudik” map, too. Mudik or upstream is one of Indonesian urban phenomenon. Every year, few days before Idul Fitri, most Indonesians back to their hometown in Java. Usually, big companies published “mudik map” such as TELKOMSEL, Indosat, Sampoerna, etc.
I keep all of my travel books and maps collection in special bookcase. Good (and expensive) books must be safe in good storage too, don’t they? And I’m so sorry…, I’m afraid lend them for careless friend… :D