WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK
'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin
From the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty
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.
As vryskutjoernalis in Dakar kry Louw die geleentheid om lande soos Senegal, Togo en Burkina Faso nie net as “toubab” (Westerling) en toeris te besoek nie, maar kry sy ook glimpse van die streek se hartklop.
A mixture of sex, love, coming of age, and Buddhism, "Arousing the Goddess" is filled with humor and recognition of the absurdities of life. It has been praised for its honesty and insight. Ward is the author of "What the Buddha Never Taught," which was a bestseller in Canada, and a Book of the Month selection in the United States.