Many of the people are book lovers. There are plenty of people who love reading books when they travel. Reading books will help people to improve their knowledge and you can improve your language. There are a lot of books that you can read including romance, comedy, tragedy, poems, novel and many more. For many people, reading book while traveling is a time pass and for others, it is an opportunity to make use of their time to the fullest. It not only offers you to get engaged with your improving knowledge activity but also an entertainment.
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Yup, I must say I read way more when I'm on the road than when I'm back home. I love reading anyway, but especially on longer trips, there's plenty of down time as well as travel days when you're either on a plane, train, bus or boat so books definitely help me pass the time. Also it's nice that they don't run on batteries and thus are always a reliable source of entertainment.
As sometimes there is no English or German television is available in my hotels I also take sometimes books with me to have something to do.
Yes! I consider it as a past time.