Two books I am currently in love with (and they have no words, only pictures):
“Wanderlust” by Troy M. Litten – A wonderful collection of travel photos that sum-up a profound principle: the journey can be as dynamic as the destination. Litten’s photos capture the world of transit around the globe: an orange-tiled hotel bathroom, cryptic restroom signs, airplane meals, greasy food carts on the street, vivid taxi paintjobs, cups of coffee in 18 different hotels and restaurants.
“Point It” by Dieter Graf – this book just may be the most brilliant travel tool ever devised. Graf has created a language-free travel dictionary; namely, it is a pocket-sized book of photos of nearly anything that one would need (or one might encounter) while travelling. You don’t know the Russian word for “eggplant” – just point at the picture of it on the vegetable page. You can’t speak Mandarin and you want to know what meat you’re eating – the waiter can point to the deer, the cow, the goat, the bunny, the elk . . .
Dieter Graf, thank you for saving my ass in Estonia more than once.