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Tropical Delusion

Author : Jeff Ashmead
ISBN : 1475921934
Genre : Travel
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What if you quit your job . . . Sold everything . . . and bought a small hotel on the beach . . . South of Cancun, Mexico and down a long narrow road ending in turquoise blue water, you will find Soliman Bay. Here is where most people’s dreams are found, a small bay, white sand and palm trees, and a reef just offshore full of colorful fish. If you are visiting, the dream looks real, but if you intend on staying the locals have one bit of advice - guard your sanity. Though it may not seem possible, this comedy you are about to read is 99% true. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. May you laugh at our expense.

A Tale Of Buddhas And Bandits

Author : Billy Kerr
ISBN : 9781447852254
Genre : Travel
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'Kerr is the Bill Bryson of the Playstation generation' Billy had only gone out for a bacon roll but in his hungover state had vowed to find Buddha a more fitting home. The only problem was that the Buddhas new home happened to be in Bangkok. And so begins a journey that will transport Billy and his partner Ellen around the world and back again. Trouble is never far away from this hapless duo. They stumble across a Scottish themed brothel, buy hippo penis cream instead of malaria pills and highjack a stage to sing the Scottish Anthem. But all the fun of travel soon evaporates. An incident occurs that turns the couples's happy go lucky experience in to a nightmare and brings them close to death and even closer to madness. Startlingly honest, ridiculously funny and horrifyingly frightening, A Tale of Buddhas and Bandits is the true story of two years in the life of an itinerant couple.

The Garland Handbook Of Southeast Asian Music

Author : Terry Miller
ISBN : 9781135901554
Genre : Music
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The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 4, Southeast Asia (1998). Largely revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Southeast Asia and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this particular area. Part one provides an in-depth introduction to the area of Southeast Asia and explores a series of issues and processes, such as colonialism, mass media, spirituality, and war. The articles in this section are important in gaining historical, political, and social perspective. Part two focuses on mainland Southeast Asia, with essays representing Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Peninsular Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and the minority peoples of mainland Southeast Asia. Part three focuses on island Southeast Asia, dividing the area into three sections: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Borneo. In addition to offering a detailed study of the music of each area, it also offers recent perspectives on the gamelan and theater traditions of Indonesia. Questions for Critical Thinking at the end of each major section guide and focus attention on what issues – musical and cultural – arise when one studies the music of Southeast Asia – issues that might not occur in the study of other musics of the world. An accompanying compact disc offers musical examples from Southeast Asia.

Culture Sketches

Author : Holly Peters-Golden
ISBN : 9780077433031
Genre : Electronic books
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Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/'hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone.

Lonely Planet Borneo

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781760341701
Genre : Travel
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#1 best-selling guide to Borneo* Lonely Planet Borneo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive with sea turtles on the Semporna Archipelago, visit the water village of Kampung Ayer, or hang with the orangutans at Tanjung Puting National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Borneo and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Borneo Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, customs, culture, the cuisines of Borneo, environment, responsible travel Over 35 maps Covers Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan, Brunei and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Borneo, our most comprehensive guide to Borneo, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei or Indonesia guides for comprehensive looks at all that the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. * Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Moon Angkor Wat

Author : Tom Vater
ISBN : 9781631211423
Genre : Travel
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With advice you can trust and the unique perspective of writer and world traveler Tom Vater, Moon Angkor Wat has everything you need to know to have an unforgettable experience. From the unparalleled beauty of its temples to the bustling growth and culture of the nearby cities, Angkor Wat has it all. Explore Angkor Wat and its surroundings with confidence using Moon's strategic itineraries and top activities, such as the best way to tour the Temples of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, participate in community-supported tourism, and dig deep into Khmer art and history. With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon Angkor Wat includes areas such as: Siem Reap Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom Anteay Chhmar Sambor Prei Kuk Preah Khan, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear Battambang Phnom Penh Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Extend your trip to some of Southeast Asia's most awe-inspiring destinations with Moon Vietnam, Moon Taj Mahal and Moon Phuket & Ko Samui.

Don T Need The Whole Dog

Author : Tony James Slater
ISBN : 1512054925
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Back by popular demand... In the summer of 2004, Tony James Slater went to Ecuador, looking to become a man. Not all of him returned. But the bit that did was fuelled by a burning desire to do... something. Something that mattered. And, ideally, to get the hell out of England in the process. His dream was to blatantly steal his friend Toby's dream - of going to Thailand and becoming a professional diver. But when a man like this goes on a search for adventure - well, it's bound to end in tears. And yet - what can actually go wrong? I mean, really? With renovating a house? With volunteering? With sailing? And diving? Surely, those are the kind of activities that any old idiot can pull off? But then, this isn't just any old idiot. This is Tony James Slater - the man who was convincingly mauled by a domestic cat. And to make things worse - he's not alone... So batten down the hatches! Lock up your power tools! And for gawd's sake turn the electricity off. Because that idiot from Ecuador is back. And this time, he's brought the whole family... This book is the second in the series, following on from 'That Bear Ate My Pants!', which chronicles Tony's misadventures in an Ecuadorian animal refuge. It is followed by 'Kamikaze Kangaroos!', which charts his trip around Australia in a van called Rusty... They can all be read as stand-alone books, or together.

2500 Years Of Buddhism

Author : P.V. Bapat
ISBN : 9788123023045
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Chickens Mules And Two Old Fools

Author : Victoria Twead
Genre : Travel
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Kamikaze Kangaroos

Author : Tony James Slater
ISBN : 151413103X
Genre : Australia
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Tony James Slater knew nothing about Australia. Except for the fact that he'd just arrived there. The stage is set for an outrageous adventure: three people, one van, on an epic, 20,000 mile road trip around Australia. What could possibly go wrong? Of course, the van - nicknamed 'Rusty' - is a crumbling wreck, held together by the world's most garish paint job. They're criss-crossing the continent through some of the most inhospitable land on the planet - the infamous Aussie Outback. And isn't there something about Australian animals being... well, you know, kind of dangerous? Unprepared, under-qualified and hopelessly inept, Tony battles gigantic pumpkins, mechanical mishaps and suicidal kangaroos, armed only with a thong and a sense of humour. His companions struggle to keep him safe whilst climbing in drag, snowboarding off cliffs, and hiking hundreds of miles through the bush. One thing's for sure; this 'adventure of a lifetime' - if they survive it - is something they're never going to forget. So, scull those stubbies! Grab your galahs! And put down that platypus. LOOK OUT, AUSTRALIA! There's an idiot coming...

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