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Wanderer To Brunei And BeyondWanderer To Brunei And Beyond by Gallop, C. H.

An eagerly awaited book in the series of compilations detailing the exploration into Brunei Darussalam and Malaysian Borneo Territories of Sabah and Sarawak. From the writer who calls himself "Pengembara", this book begins with an exploration of seldom visited islands in Brunei Bay and goes on to describe a variety of destinations in Brunei as well as Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - the destinations "beyond". Within his repertoire of words and photographs, readers can hope to be enthralled by the wanderer's voyage of the rarest kind.

Shibuya Is CallingShibuya Is Calling by Francis, Samantha Ann

This book is dedicated to the traveler. But not just any traveler, mind you. It is meant for the wide-eyed, sometimes curious, occasionally weary-hearted traveler who dreams too much and wanders too often. It is for the traveler who watches strangers go by and weaves a million imaginary stories about their lives. It is also for the traveler whose sojourns bring home lifelong friendships and connections. Each page is the author's determined choice to focus on the quiet and dream-like beauty that exists in this world, even while acknowledging the pain and wreckage that no doubt remains.

Culture Shock! Myanmar - A Survival Guide To Customs And EtiquetteCulture Shock! Myanmar - A Survival Guide To Customs And Etiquette by Saw Myat Yin

CultureShock! Myanmar is an illuminating guide to the culture and customs of Myanmar, offering readers a peek into this Southeast Asian country that has until very recently been shrouded in isolation. Since the end of 2010, however, foreign investors have been welcomed, and visiting Myanmar is easier than ever before. Be well prepared for living in Myanmar with all the advice and information you need. The author provides practical tips on what to bring, what to prepare an where to go. In addition, discover fascinating insights into the inner world of the Myanmar people, their culture, traditions, etiquette as well as practical tips on how to do business in Myanmar. Cultureshock! Myanmar is a must-read for anyone who wants to visit or make his home in this intriguing exotic country.

Geek In Thailand, A: Discovering The Land Of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai And KickboxingGeek In Thailand, A: Discovering The Land Of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai And Kickboxing by Houton, Jody

A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted but perceptive look at one of the world's most visited countries from the viewpoint of a young foreign resident. More than just a Thai travel guide, it offers a concise but insightful take on Thailand for tourists, expats, would-be expats, and others-anyone, in fact, with an interest in visiting or learning about the Land of Smiles. Subjects range from the touchstones of Thai culture and history, such as its politics and economy, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on traditional Thai design and craftsmanship, including its highly acclaimed architecture and fine silk textiles.

Kyoto UnhurriedKyoto Unhurried by Tay, Janice

Change comes slowly in Kyoto, a city of wooden houses, ancient temples and shops in business for centuries. Kyoto Unhurried is a resident's introduction to the city, with a focus on lesser-known places and events, showing readers where to go at different times of the year. But this is more than a travel guide. Pulling present-day encounters together with tales of poets and samurai, Kyoto Unhurried charts an atmospheric journey through one of the world's most romantic cities. It does not simply tell travellers what to see; it shows them why in the first place they should go.

Bangkok: A Walking Tour - Sketches Of The City's Architectural Treasures... Journey Through Bangkok's Urban LandscapeBangkok: A Walking Tour - Sketches Of The City's Architectural Treasures... Journey Through Bangkok's Urban Landscape by Byrne Bracken, Gregory

India Rising is a collection of anecdotes and observations of the significant events that marked the decade of Congress Party rule under Manmohan Singh, culminating in the rise of Modi. It is built around the access the writer enjoyed with some of the key decision-makers of the time.

Finding India In China: Travels To The Lesser KnownFinding India In China: Travels To The Lesser Known by Anurag Viswanath

Finding India in China whisks the reader on a whirlwind journey through China's margins. In part an intellectual travelogue, the voyage equally mixes in humorous anecdotes, oddball encounters, and thoughtful reflections on the vastness that is China. With her distinct Indian perspective, Anurag Viswanath slices through preconceptions and shibboleths in her interactions with a motley set of characters-from Muslim housewives in Xinjiang to Mongols dressing up for tourism, from academics to party officials to migrant workers.

Lost Guides: Bali - A Unique, Stylish And Offbeat Travel Guide To BaliLost Guides: Bali - A Unique, Stylish And Offbeat Travel Guide To Bali by Chittenden, Anna

From Secret beaches, boutique retreats, gorgeous villas, cool cafes, foodie favourites, surf spots, traditional artisans - here's your guide to the best of Bali. What: An A5, full colour 144 page soft cover book filled with tried and tested travel recommendations for Bali, illustrated with original photography. Where: Focusing on five happening neighbourhoods - Bukit Peninsula, Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud and Nusa Lembongan, the book contains highly curated recommendations for the stylish nomad gathered from extensive experience and a network of locals in the know including chefs, fashion designers, architects, surfers and photographers.

Walking Tour Singapore, A: Sketches Of The City's Architectural Treasures Journey Through Singapore's Urban LandscapeWalking Tour Singapore, A: Sketches Of The City's Architectural Treasures Journey Through Singapore's Urban Landscape by Bracken, G. Byrne

Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with towering skyscrapers and state-of-the-art building technology. Nestled within its modern built environment are vestiges of its British colonial past and its cultural history. From its spanking new waterfront to its quaint shophouses and from its temples to its mosques and churches, Singapore is as multifarious architecturally as it is culturally. Architect G. Byrne Bracken captures with his sketches the unique diversity that defines Singapore. In this 5th edition: 8 new illustrations, including the beautifully restored Capitol Theatre, the new South Beach complex, and the Parkroyal on Pickering Hotel; refined walking routes; and fully updated information on all the latest developments in this fast-changing metropolis.

Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed The Course Of HistoryNathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed The Course Of History by Milton, Giles

Chronicles the exploits of Nathaniel Courthope and his band of seafaring adventurers in the Spice Islands of the early seventeenth century, where they faced down the Dutch navy - and sundry profiteers - on behalf of the budding British Empire.

Rum Shrinks Elephant: Travels In Southeast AsiaRum Shrinks Elephant: Travels In Southeast Asia by Spencer, G. M.

Rum Shrinks Elephants is a series of travel stories. G M Spencer's account of his amateur exploration through forests up and down the mountains of Malaysia and Indonesia is told with humour and self-deprecation.

Midnight In Siberia: A Train Journey Into The Heart Of RussiaMidnight In Siberia: A Train Journey Into The Heart Of Russia by Greene, David

Far away from the trendy cafés, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, the real Russia exists. Midnight in Siberia chronicles David Greene's journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. These travels offer a glimpse of the new Russia - a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity but continues to endure oppression, corruption, a dwindling population, and stark inequality. Midnight in Siberia is a lively travel narrative filled with humor, adventure, and insight.

Passage To BurmaPassage To Burma by Stulberg, Scott

Get lost in the timeless beauty of a country in transition. For more than ten years Scott Stulberg has made multiple pilgrimages to Burma to capture this sense of magic with his cameras. The result of those pilgrimages is captured here in a collection of images that display the heart and soul of this magnificent country. This second edition of Passage to Burma includes new photographs from Stulberg's latest travels abroad to this remarkable place.

Living In Chiang MaiLiving In Chiang Mai by Gunn, Alexander

After moving from the safety of middle class rural life in England, Alex and his family come to terms with living in Chiang Mai. It's a little bit different. Well, to be honest with you, it's about as different as having a nice quiet country walk and then deciding to see what it's like to go ten rounds in the Saturday Night No Holds Barred Cage Fight Slaughterhouse Rumble hosted by the Creative Breaking legend Iron Knuckles Kane. It is excruciatingly different, and anybody who tells you otherwise is simply lying or well adjusted. Alex bumbles through another year treading prawns into the British Ambassadors carpet, unwittingly befriending The Triads, getting mixed up with the shadowy underworld of Chiang Mai's Water Bandits and ending up in Chiang Mai's police station.

China 1973-2013 By Bruno Barbey, Magnum Photographer: From Mao To ModernityChina 1973-2013 By Bruno Barbey, Magnum Photographer: From Mao To Modernity by Fenby, Jonathan (Foreword); Jean Loh (Intro)

Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey first discovered China when he accompanied President Pompidou of France on an official visit there in 1973. It was a country in transition, although still under the influence of the Cultural Revolution. Some years later, Barbey returned and saw the effects of Deng Xiaopings invitation to the people to Get Rich. Barbey returned to China many times and noted on each visit, with his photos as evidence, the profound changes that were transforming the country. This book comprises a selection of the photographs he has taken over the past 40 years. It is a portrait of a country on the move from post-revolutionary state to world economic superpower.

Hunting With Eagles: In The Realm Of The Mongolian KazakhsHunting With Eagles: In The Realm Of The Mongolian Kazakhs by Mohan, Palani

For many hundreds of years Kazakh nomads have been grazing their livestock near the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia. The Altai Kazakhs are unique in their tradition of using golden eagles to hunt on horseback. In this book, which comprises an introductory essay and 90 dramatic duotone images, Mohan explains how the burkitshis are slowing dying out. Rather than endure the brutal winters, their children choose to move to the capital, Ulan Bator, for a better way of life.

Remains: A Singapore JourneyRemains: A Singapore Journey by Ikonomopoulos, Kostas

The mausoleum of a Muslim saint stands next to an elevated coastal expressway. The Latin inscribed tombstones of Christian missionaries lay half-buried and forgotten between bungalows and a childcare centre. A quarantine station and detention facility is turned into a series of dormitories for tourists. And then there is the improbable shrine to a German girl turned goddess of luck. Remains is an unorthodox travelogue, a journey through graveyards, stations, and assorted remnants of Singapore's past. It is also an effort to document locations and preserve stories in an island-city that shape-shifted from colonial backwater to glistening business hub at breakneck speed. The book attempts a look at another Singapore, which is almost a neglected twin to the one everyone knows. It reconstructs a cultural past which is falling victim to a unique, if unavoidable, vanishing act; a past barely preserved in the form of faded gravestones, crumbling aluminium watchtowers, repainted barracks, barricaded hospitals, neglected theme parks and dismantled rail tracks. At the same time, Remains is a meditation on the policies of development and heritage preservation and a deeply personal account of the history and the aesthetic appeal of the decayed, the forsaken and the bizarre in Singapore.

Manabeshima Island JapanManabeshima Island Japan by Chavouet, Florent

More than just a Japan travel guide, Manabeshima Island Japan paints a colorful and entertaining picture of a particular place and time in Japan. Japan is made up of thousands of sacred islands, artificial islands, industrial islands, resort islands, wild islands and exploding islands…but artist Florent Chavouet had only ever visited two of them. This graphic novel is the story of one summer when he decides to get to know one more-the tiny island of Manabeshima. This speck of dirt in the Inland Sea, off the coast of Osaka, has a total population of 300, and he sets himself the task of recording everything and everyone he meets there in quirky detail on the pages of his sketchbook.

Diving In Indonesia: The Ultimate Guide To The World's Best Dive SpotsDiving In Indonesia: The Ultimate Guide To The World's Best Dive Spots by Wormald, Sarah Ann

Diving in Indonesia is a fully comprehensive diving guidebook for exploring the most notable areas of Indonesia. A chapter is devoted to each of the following important regions in Indonesia for divers: Bali, North Sulawesi, Central, South and Southeast Sulawesi, Nusa Teggara, Raja Ampat and West Papua, and Maluku.

Siam Through The Lens Of John Thomson 1865-66, Including Angkor And Coastal ChinaSiam Through The Lens Of John Thomson 1865-66, Including Angkor And Coastal China by Paisarn Piemmettawat, J Bautz Et Al (Text)

Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off for the East in 1862 and over the next ten years undertook numerous journeys to various countries including Siam, Cambodia and China, becoming the first person to photograph Angkor Wat, Cambodia. The photographs from these journeys form one of the most extensive records of any region taken in the 19th century. These photographs form a unique archive of images documenting 19th century Asian landscapes, architecture, people and customs. The collection of over 600 glass plates travelled back with Thomson to Britain in 1872 and since 1921 has been housed and expertly preserved at the Wellcome Library, London. The 150-year-old glass negatives are in excellent condition allowing the exhibition to showcase very large prints, some life-size.