Books That Inspire Wanderlust #2- The Alchemist

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This weekend I did spent some time outside reading in the glorious spring weather we are having here in Baltimore.  80 degrees and sunny at last!  The previous weekend we purchased some new patio furniture from Home Depot to better utilize our small outdoor space.  Making the most of our city living!

Patio Furniture

The Alchemist was my plan for the weekend between Mother’s Day brunch and my friend Tara’s birthday bash. When you ask a traveler about their favorite travel books and books that inspired them to travel- The Alchemist is always mentioned.

Favorite Travel Books the Alchemist

Paulo Coelho wrote a beautiful, yet simple book about a Spanish shepherd who wanted adventure and to see the world.  The books starts in beautiful but windy Tarifa, Spain:

Favorite Travel Books The Alchemist- Tarifa Spain

and moves into Tangiers, Morocco– two places I visited about 2 years ago.

Favorite Travel Books The Alchemist- Tangiers, Morocco

The Alchemist is more about ideas than ten dollar words or feelings. The content I completely related to: travel is possible for everyone but we get bogged down by everything things, people, and fear of the unknown.

If you are in need of a quick, easy, yet thought provoking read, pick up The Alchemist but we warned: you may find the urge to make plans to mark a few places off of your bucket list!

My score: 5 starts out of 5!  Read this book!

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4 Replies to “Books That Inspire Wanderlust #2- The Alchemist”

  1. The Alchemist has been on my reading list for so long! I’m hoping to get to it this summer! For now I’ve been trying to stick to books in Spanish to practice, so maybe I’ll just have to pick up the Spanish version 😀

  2. I loved this book. It was so beautifully written. That’s awesome that you’ve been to those two places 🙂 I’ve been to Morocco but didn’t spend time in Tangiers.

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