Reading & Viewing

Some of the books and movies below we read and viewed prior to our departure.  Most of the books and movies we’ll be reading and viewing along the way.  Thank goodness for the iPad and Kindle app!

Got an additional suggestions?  Let us know!

ENGLANDEngland flag

  • Horrible Histories:  England by Terry Deary
  • Horrible Histories:  Loathsome London by Terry Deary
  • Jack Stalwart:  The Caper of the Crown Jewels: England by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
  • The British Monarchy for Dummies by Philip Wilkinson
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WWI by Alan Axelrod
  • WWII for Dummies by Keith Dickson


  • Harry Potter series
  • Saving Private Ryan

NETHERLANDSNetherlands flag

  • Boy in a War by Jan DeGroot
  • Lust for Life by Irving Stone
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • The Journal of Pieter & Anna: From the Netherlands to America by Helen Denboer
  • The Greatest Skating Race:  A World War II Story from the Netherlands by Louise Borden
  • The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum


  • Schindler’s List

TANZANIATanzania flag

  • A Long Way Gone:  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  • Facing the Lion:  Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
  • Jack Stalwart:  The Pursuit of the Ivory Poachers: Kenya by Elizabeth Singer Hunt


  • Cry Freedom
  • Duma
  • Invictus
  • To Walk with Lions



  • 60 Minutes: Dubai, Inc.
  • Extreme Engineering:  Dubai Ski Resort
  • Modern Times Wonder: Burj Al Arab Dubai

NEPALNepal flag

  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • Jack Stalwart:  The Hunt for the Yeti Skull:  Nepal by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
  • Little Princess:  One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan (highly recommend)


  • Himalaya aka Caravan
  • The Little Buddha (awful)
  • The Kite Runner


Cambodia flagBooks:

  • First They Killed My Father by Luong Ung
  • Jack Stalwart:  The Secret of the Sacred Temple: Cambodia by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
  • Voices of s-21 by David Chandler


  • Lara Croft:  Tomb Raider
  • The Killing Fields
  • Two Brothers

FRENCH POLYNESIAFrench Polynesia flag

  • Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry


  • The Bounty, 1984 (awful)


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