Bombay to Beijing by Bicycle [EPUB]
20 November 2013, 05:11
2012 | EPUB | 28.74MB
"Congratulations," said Dr Chawla. "You are having the malaria."
And so begins Russell McGilton's comic adventure as he attempts to cycle from Bombay to Beijing in the quest of writing his travel opus.
Pedalling furiously for China, McGilton's tour de force rides the reader through an honest handlebar view on the absurdities and fragile wonders of travel from the saddle. He rides, he falls, he gets chased by wild dogs, eats things he shouldn't, battles tropical hallucinations and finds himself at the hands of the curious Dr Chawla.
Not quite the Lonely Planet guide to sun and sex.
The Rough Guide to First-Time Around The World [EPUB]
17 November 2013, 16:06
2013 | EPUB | 53.28MB
Planning a trip around the world? The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World is loaded with the very latest travel information, from visas and insurance to vaccinations and round-the-world tickets.
This book will help you design the best possible trip, with tips on using your phone abroad and guidance on which websites, apps, and travel agencies to use to get the best deals and advice. You'll find insightful information on what to pack and which festivals not to miss, how to stay safe and--perhaps most important--how to get under the skin of a place and meet the locals in a natural way.
As well as an inspirational, full-color, "things not to miss" section, the guide includes regional profiles and maps to help you plan your route and plenty of practical advice to help you save money. The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World has everything you need to make your trip as enriching and memorable as it should be.
Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World.
15 November 2013, 07:23
2010 | EPUB | 796.47KB
In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the long-time Beijing correspondent for the New Yorker, acquired his Chinese drivers licence. For the next seven years he travelled the country, tracking how the automobile and the improved transport system were transforming China. Hessler writes movingly of everyday people farmers, migrant workers and entrepreneurs who have reshaped the country during one of the most critical periods in its history. Country Driving illuminates the vast, shifting landscape of a traditionally rural nation that, having once built walls against outsiders, is building the roads and factory towns that will shape the twenty-first century.