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Travelers' Tales Thailand: True Stories (Travelers' Tales Guides) [Kindle Edition]
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.
Travelers' Tales is a new kind of travel anthology, marrying the best of the guidebook and travel literature. Thailand is the first book in this series: a wonderful collection of place-specific tales previously scattered far and wide. Veteran travel writers James O'Reilly and Larry Habegger read hundreds of stories to select those that best capture the experience of Thailand. Thailand, one of the most intriguing travel destinations of the nineties, should satisfy just about any traveler's hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. A country of contrasts, Thailand is a microcosm of all that is right and wrong with tourism, including the traveler's role as pilgrim, adventurer, and consumer. As the editors write in the Preface: "The world is not our private zoo or theme park; we need to be better prepared before we go, so that we might become honored guests and not vilified intruders." To give readers a taste of this country and its people, the book is organized into five sections: "Essence of Thailand" contains stories that reflect some essential character of the landscape, the people, or the traveler's experience of the country. "Some Things to Do" has accounts of particular places and activities that previous travelers have found worthwhile. "Going Your Own Way" contains experiences that are farther off the tourist track, relayed by an author who interacted more intimately with the local people or was willing to travel farther afield. "In the Shadows" explores the darker side of Thailand; so that visitors might be aware of the complexities beyond the cheerful face presented to tourists. "The Last Word" has one last magical moment, to remind the reader just why Thailand is worth visiting. There is perhaps no better way to prepare for a trip, or to vicariously experience another country, than to listen to those who have gone before; Travelers' Tales Thailand brings the best of those voices together for the first time in "Essence of Thailand"; "Some Things to Do"; "Going Your Own Way"; "In the Shadows"; and "The Last Word." Awarded the "Best Travel Book" gold medal from the Society of American Travel Writers.
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Thailand: The Worldly Kingdom [Kindle Edition]
Tourist adverts and glossy publications present Thailand as an exotic country with a rich cultural heritage, strong religious traditions and a much-loved monarchy.
Historians too have contributed to Thailand's international allure by asserting its unique historical and cultural continuity in comparison to the other countries of South-east Asia, whose modern histories are stained by colonialism and nationalist struggles for independence. "Thailand: The Worldly Kingdom" challenges these commonplaces by offering a reinterpretation of the emergence and development of the Thai nation-state, showing it to be a long-term process shaped by interactions with the outside world in the pursuit of civilization and, more recently, globalization.
Maurizio Peleggi's original approach is reflected in the book's thematic structure, with chapters that investigate, among other issues, the geographical, linguistic and ethnic diversity of the territories that came to form modern Thailand; changes in class and gender relations; the role of institutions and ideologies; and the reinvention of Thai identity from within through a repackaging of its heritage in magazines, novels, art and the mass media. Peleggi goes on to explore how the Thai people relate to the outside world: their prototypal enemies the Burmese; southern Chinese immigrants; and, above all, farang Westerners who have been involved in the region since the seventeenth century and yet remain, for the Thais, the quintessential other'. "Thailand: The Worldly Kingdom" is a concise yet exceptional introduction to the myriad complexities that lie behind Thailand's blandly exotic facade.
How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck in Thailand [Kindle Edition]
Being successful with women in Thailand isn't just about paying for their time; there's a science to every step and to every phase. In the book, you're covered, whether you want to make a traditional Thai woman fall in love with you, or find the best and cheapest sex with the most beautiful women.
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Whether you want to visit and tour, live and work, or marry and retire in Thailand, here's what you need to make informed decisions that will keep you on top of the game, and make your bucks go further.
With 300 pages (75,000 words) of tips, tricks, secrets, money-savers, dos, don'ts and warnings, this is truly an exhaustive guide. It has EVERYTHING you need to know in order to get the most out of your Thai experience.
This book not only outlines the greatest holiday a man could ever have, but the greatest FUTURE he could ever have, too.
Regarding Thai women, it focuses on two main areas of interest for Western men:
-How to make the most of the "pay-for-play" scene in Thailand
-How to have a lasting relationship with a Thai woman
- It'll teach you to distinguish between the ones you want to see short-term and the ones who are girlfriend material.
- It'll show you the steps necessary to get what you're looking for from any of them, short- or long-term.
- It'll list the things you must do to avoid being taken advantage of in any situation, as so many men are.
- It'll point out where you can find the most beautiful women, and how to go about finding the perfect girlfriend or wife.