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Travelers' Tales Thailand: True Stories
     

Travelers' Tales Thailand: True Stories

by James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

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:
9781932361803
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
814,223
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

James O’Reilly and Larry Habegger have edited more than 50 Travelers’ Tales books, winning 18 awards for excellence. Both live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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