A playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture
Pico Iyer has been living around Kyoto for more than thirty-two years, but he admits at the outset of this book that he sometimes feels he knows less now than when he arrived. In the constantly surprising pages that follow, he shows how an evening with Meryl Streep, a walk through a ghostly deer park, even a call to the local Apple service centre can open up his adopted home in fresh and invigor
At Cambridge University the author realised that the lengthy vacations were going to be the last periods of freedom before old age approached. Three friends chose to go on an expedition. This book describes that adventure where, never tiring of Fray Bentos, they drove across Europe, India and Africa travelling towards that glass of champagne.
A collection of globetrotting gastronomy that helps you recreate your travels at home. It features recipes from all over the world, from Vietnamese Pho and Indian Mango Lassi, to traditional African flatbreads, Middle Eastern Lamb Tagine, and Spanish Paella.
KwaZulu-Natal is culturally rich, offering a wide range of writers - writing mainly in English and Zulu - who are linked through their lives and their writing to this province of South Africa. The writers include, to name just a few, Alan Paton, Roy Campbell, Lewis Nkosi, Ronnie Govender, Wilbur Smith, Daphne Rooke, Credo Mutwa and Gcina Mhlophe.
This comprehensive planning guide to 4x4 travel through eastern Africa (Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia) is based on first-hand travel experience. Introductory chapters give detailed general information and guidance on itineraries, what to take, potential costs, fuel availability, road conditions, security issues, etc.
Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series, features unusual places not found in traditional travel guides. Illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs, this is an insider's guide to Cape Town.
More than a decade ago Marita van der Vyver emigrated to France where she married a Frenchman and settled in the scenic countryside of Provence. Having become famous for a novel built on fairy tales, her life resembles that of a princess meeting her prince charming.
52 Wildlife Weekends Guide - Travel information and tips for 52 suggested British wildlife breaks including birdwatching and tracking advice, activities and walks. Also features local highlights and suggested itineraries in England, Scotland and Wales, transportation, when to go, accommodation and restaurant tips, maps and species identification.