Sant Jordi is one of the most emblematic festivals in Catalonia, a celebration that unites love and tradition with culture. The two most important symbols of this date are books and roses. This tradition marked by books, stories and romanticism focuses on the patron saint of Catalonia since the 15th century, Sant Jordi.
Legend has it that a dragon appeared in a town in Montblanc that did not stop spreading terror among the neighbors. Its inhabitants decided to make a draw to decide who was going to be delivered to the dragon. The king’s daughter turned out to be the one selected, but this was saved by a knight named Saint George. The knight killed the dragon and from this surgeon a rose that he gave to the princess. Since then it is traditional that every April 23 a book and a rose are given away.
At Aerobús we want you to enjoy this party from your home, accompanied by a good book. One of the themes that we like the most is travel, that’s why we offer you several titles that allow you to travel without leaving the sofa. Take note of all of them!
The essential travel books
Travel books make us accompany the protagonists on their adventures, as if we were true explorers in countries and corners of the world. We bring you closer to some of the books that you can enjoy more and get excited with each page.
Trilogía de África by Javier Reverte
One of the best known travelers in our country and one of the most popular faces in this genre. Javier Reverte is close and shows in his books historical facts and current events with each tour. This trilogy is a journey through content, with which you will fall in love with its corners and its mysteries. The trilogy is composed of El sueño de África, Vagabundo en África y Los caminos perdidos de África.
Tierra by Xurxo Mariño
This issue is an adventure of scientific dissemination, with a story that lasts eleven months and in which the whole world and different times are covered. With this book you can discover infinite deserts, wild animals and volcanic islands in full formation. A book detailing his personal experiences during a gap year that the author took to go around the world, detailing his history with facts of history, geography and ethnography.
Hacia rutas salvajes by Jon Krakauer
Hacia rutas salvajes is a book that tells the true story of Chris McCandless, a 24-year-old boy who decided to cut all ties with his family and travel to Alaska. Months after the start of his expedition, some explorers found his body lifeless, with all the controversy that this caused in the media. An exciting and indispensable book for those who enjoy the purest nature.
Viajes con Heródoto by Ryszard Kapuscinski
This war reporter lives obsessed with crossing the border into Czechoslovakia, but in return the medium he works for sends him to India. This book is a fusion between a travel book, a report or an anthropological study. A story in the purest style of the reporter with lucid and exciting looks.
Los trazo de la canción by Bruce Chatwin
This author narrates in this book his experience with the Aborigines of Australia, a trip to nature, tradition and the magical symbolisms that occupy this territory. The perfect union between good prose, history, biology, science and philosophy. For those who want to find some freedom this pages.
Océano África by Xavier Aldekoa
This journalist specialized in Africa and the Middle East will immerse you in the best stories and will take you to the corners of the wildest and most magical continent. A song to life, death, partying and anger, telling everything about a territory where human wealth and the most overwhelming culture stand out.
La vuelta al mundo en 80 días by Julio Verne
One of the classics of literature that you can enjoy the most. Although it is fiction, it manages to move us, being a timeless success whose protagonist is Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman who makes a bet with the members of the Reform Club, putting much of his fortune at stake. Will you be able to fulfill your bet?
Do not give up celebrating one of the most special cultural days in Catalonia, giving away some of these books to make your imagination run wild. Find your destination by delving into its pages and discovering incredible routes. Allow yourself to travel using your imagination and books!