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The Rough Guide to Thailand is the most comprehensive and informative guide available to this spectacular country. This new edition is in full colour, with clear and appealing maps and vibrant photography that brings Thailand to life. You'll find detailed information on everything from the most stylish bars in Bangkok to diving on Ko Tao. Whether you want to trek in the hills near Chang Mai, explore the temples and waterways of Bangkok, or just relax on an idyllic beach on one of the country's numerous islands, this fully updated guide will lead you to the best attractions in Thailand. It features up-­to-­date reviews of all the hottest new places to stay, from ultra-­chic hotels to community-­minded accommodation and tour companies, including Thai homestays. Find the best restaurants, shops, bars and clubs in Thailand across every price range, with balanced reviews and honest, first-­hand opinions. You'll find improved coverage of the country's expanding opportunities for adventure . . .

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Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel, he travels from the tomb of the Yellow Emperor, the mythic progenitor of the Chinese people, to the ancient port of Antioch—in perhaps the most difficult and ambitious journey he has undertaken in forty years of travel.
The Silk Road is a huge network of arteries splitting and converging across the breadth of Asia. To travel it is to trace the passage not only of trade and armies but also of ideas, religions and inventions. But alongside this rich and astonishing past, Shadow of the Silk Road is also about Asia today: a continent of upheaval.
One of the trademarks of Colin Thubron's travel writing is the beauty of his prose; another is . . .

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With the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese laborers became the first group in American history to be excluded from the United States on the basis of their race and class. This landmark law changed the course of U.­S. immigration history, but we know little about its consequences for the Chinese in America or for the United States as a nation of immigrants. is the first book devoted entirely to both Chinese immigrants and the American immigration officials who sought to keep them out. Erika Lee explores how Chinese exclusion laws not only transformed Chinese American lives, immigration patterns, identities, and families but also recast the United States into a "gatekeeping nation.­" Immigrant identification, border enforcement, surveillance, and deportation policies were extended far beyond any controls that had existed in the United States before. Drawing on a rich trove of historical sources--­including recently released immigration records, oral histories, interviews, and . . .

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Dans Vivre le Japon, Jean-­Paul Porret, juriste et journaliste qui vit à Tokyo depuis une douzaine d’années, donne toutes les clés du quotidien, depuis le logement jusqu’au mariage, en passant par le travail et l’éducation. Mais l’exploration ne s’...

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to all the most relevant and up-­to-­date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop and dine in electric Tokyo, explore Kyoto's stunning temples and gardens, or hike the majestic Japan Alps; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey now!­Inside Lonely Planet's Japan Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-­seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give . . .

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This eBook version of Must Sees Shanghai by Michelin hits the city's highlights for a 24-­hour visit, a weekend or longer. Travelers can visit the Jade Buddha temple and Shanghai Museum, shop on Nanjing Road, explore the pearl market and cruise the Yangtze River. Tea at Huxingting or a late rooftop meal on the Bund rounds out the trip. This pocket-­size guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended hotels and renowned Michelin star-­rating system. Helpfully divided into 'Must Sees' for city highlights, 'Must Do' for top activities for every budget, and 'Must Know' for practical information.

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Be it the mountain hot spring retreats of Japan or the crystal clear waters of the Pacific, this exploration takes you to the most exquisite resorts around Asia. Along with breathtaking photographs taken by the author, includes exclusive stories based on firsthand interviews. This book drops you right into a dream world of the healing powers of a natural spa, the fresh air that comes with forest hikes, the amazing wonders of snorkeling amidst tropical coral reefs, and the simple joys of fishing, golfing, exotic cooking and more.

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This 70 pages ebook provides practical tips in making a better travel plan before departure, getting around, and shopping in China. Most importantly, it provides you with Chinese sentences and phrases for dealing with different situations.

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When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong during the First Opium War, the Chinese empire was well into its decline, while Great Britain was already in the second decade of its legendary "Imperial Century.­" From this collision of empires arose a city that continues to intrigue observers. Melding Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong has long defied easy categorization. John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-­1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since 1997.

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Let’s face it, life is stressful enough. Why add to it? If a man wants meaningless sex with a woman, what gives others the right to stop him? You shouldn’t have to be rich, handsome, or the world’s greatest pickup artist to have your choice of beautiful women. Sometimes you just want to F**K! This is your complete guide for doing just that in a land where prostitution is accepted by even the highest authorities in Thailand. This book has eleven chapters that will enlighten the reader about the different types of “working girls” that may be encountered during a trip to Thailand. The information shared in this book will better prepare you for your Thai adventures. Introduction PART I – The 4 Types of Thai Women PART II – My First Bar Girl Experience PART III – Thai Bar Girls 101 PART IV – GoGo Dancers in Thailand PART V – Soapy Body Massage Girls PART VI – Freelancers: The Entrepreneurs of Thailand PART VII – How To Negotiate With Thai Freelancers PART VIII – Secrets To Taking Home . . .

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