Travelers' Tales Thailand: True Stories

Travelers' Tales Thailand: True Stories

by James O'Reilly
     
 

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Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the…  See more details below

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Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the houseguest of an isolated tribesman. Through these engaging personal stories, readers witness how Thailand satisfies just about any traveler’s hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. Writers include Pico Iyer, Norman Lewis, Diane Summers, Simon Winchester, Ian Buruma, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward. “The breadth and color of the collective portrait [the contributors] provide of Thailand is remarkable.” — Los Angeles Times

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Booknews
Delightful beginning for a series that plans to continue with France, India, Mexico. Intimate essays on the Thais and their country provide a refreshing change from the arid guidebooks. The editors have chosen contributions with a masterful ear & heart. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885211750
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
694,563
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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