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Travel Writing and Guides - Asia -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 33 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book North Korea Journal by Michael Palin
    North Korea Journal - by Michael Palin

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786331908 | ISBN 10: 178633190x

    A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer.  In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive De ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mind is the Ride by Jet McDonald
    Mind is the Ride - by Jet McDonald

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783526901 | ISBN 10: 1783526904

    When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn't want to write a straightforward travel book. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey. Mind is the Ride takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to ... more

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  • Cover image of book East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia by Sue Perkins
    East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia - by Sue Perkins

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781405938143 | ISBN 10: 1405938145

    Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale.   'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the rem ... more

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  • Cover image of book Searching for Shangri-La: Off the Beaten Track in Western China by Laurence J.Brahm
    Searching for Shangri-La: Off the Beaten Track in Western China - by Laurence J.Brahm

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780892542208 | ISBN 10: 0892542209

    Laurence Brahm travels through the western region of China in search of Shangri-La - only to find that it is not a place, but a state of mind. �Shangri-La has now become a source of creative inspiration, drawing China's leading figures in pop cultu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz
    Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road - by Rob Schmitz

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781444791082 | ISBN 10: 1444791087

    Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighbourhood, forging relationships with ordi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka by John Gimlette
    Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka - by John Gimlette

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782067993 | ISBN 10: 178206799x

    From Ceylon to the Tamil Tigers, from elephant sanctuaries to indigenous tribes, this is one of the first in-depth accounts of Sri Lanka, by an award-winning travel writer.  Everyone has wanted a piece of paradise.  Sri Lanka is a sma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law
    Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East - by Benjamin Law

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781627780360 | ISBN 10: 162778036x

    Benjamin Law spent nearly a year skipping between seven Asian countries, sitting backstage with Bangkok ladyboys before their beauty pageants, talking to Tokyos superstar drag queens, marching in the heat with Mumbais fierce queer rights activists, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Destination Cambodia by Walter Mason
    Destination Cambodia - by Walter Mason

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781742376622 | ISBN 10: 1742376622

    Join intrepid traveller Walter Mason - author of Destination Saigon - on a colourful adventure to one of the world's hottest new destinations. Meet taxi drivers, writers, hip -hop stars and monks as he traverses this extraordarily beautiful country.& ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Kama Sutra Diaries: Intimate Journeys Through Modern India by Sally Howard
    The Kama Sutra Diaries: Intimate Journeys Through Modern India - by Sally Howard

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781857885897 | ISBN 10: 1857885899

    Sally Howard, a self-confessed child of the Western Sexual Revolution, sets out on a 'sexploration' through modern India, travelling by train, plane and auto-rickshaw.  From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the coo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Teardrop Island: Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka by Cherry Briggs
    The Teardrop Island: Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka - by Cherry Briggs

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781849534147 | ISBN 10: 1849534144

    Mr Fernando led me into a dark room that was lined with book-cases and smelled of leather and damp. The polished, concrete floor of the library was covered with white jasmine flowers that had blown through the windows during the storm. He began to se ... more

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  • Cover image of book Calcutta: Two Years in the City by Amit Chaudhuri
    Calcutta: Two Years in the City - by Amit Chaudhuri

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908526182 | ISBN 10: 1908526181

    In 1999, Amit Chaudhuri moved back to Calcutta, the city in which he was born. It was a place he had loved in his youth and the place he had made his name writing about. But upon his return he discovered that the Calcutta of his imagination had reced ... more

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  • Cover image of book OxTravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers by Various authors, introduced by Michael Palin
    OxTravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers - by Various authors, introduced by Michael Palin

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846684968 | ISBN 10: 184668496x

    OxTravels is a collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011 donated by world class travel writers.   You have to go back to the 1980s and Granta's bestselling travel issue to find a book that com ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam from Zanzibar to the Alhambra by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
    Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam from Zanzibar to the Alhambra - by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719567780 | ISBN 10: 0719567785

    For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval didn't mean sitting at home waiting for renaissances, enlightenments and easyJet. It meant travelling the known world to its limits. Seven centuries on, Tim Mackintosh-Smith's passionate pursuit of the fou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales from Nowhere by Don George (Editor)
    Tales from Nowhere - by Don George (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781741795202 | ISBN 10: 1741795206

    Unexpected stories from unexpected places. Many places can feel like nowhere: a desert, an isolated village, even themiddle of a bustling, impersonal city. And then something happens: an adventure, a revelation, an experience that changes the whole ... more

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  • Cover image of book Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler
    Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip - by Peter Hessler

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847674371 | ISBN 10: 1847674372

    After living in China for five years, and learning the language, Peter Hessler decided to undertake an even more complicated endeavor: he acquired his Chinese driving licence. An eye-opening, often hilarious, at times maddening challenge, it enabled ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Honey Gatherers by Mimlu Sen
    The Honey Gatherers - by Mimlu Sen

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846041891 | ISBN 10: 1846041899

    Mimlu Sen is living a bohemian life in Paris when she witnesses an electrifying performance by three wandering minstrels from rural India. They wear flowing, multicoloured robes and play frenetic rhythms on strange instruments made of wood and clay, ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Year in Tibet by Sun Shuyun
    A Year in Tibet - by Sun Shuyun

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007265121 | ISBN 10: 0007265123

    Sun Shuyun grew up in China and has always been fascinated by Tibet and by Buddhism. Accompanied by a television crew, she spent a year in a remote town in the Tibetan mountain area and recorded what life is like for the people there.  Despit ... more

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  • Cover image of book India: One Man
    India: One Man's Personal Journey Round the Subcontinent - by Sanjeev Bhaskar

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780007247394 | ISBN 10: 0007247397

    As a young British Asian growing up in 1960s west London, writer and actor Sanjeev Bhaskar was fed stories of exotic old India - of cobras and leopards, trapping fireflies and riding in rickshaws. But his childhood visits to the old country revealed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Horses Like Lightning: A Story of Passage Through the Himalayas by Sienna Craig
    Horses Like Lightning: A Story of Passage Through the Himalayas - by Sienna Craig

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780861715176 | ISBN 10: 0861715179

    At just 19, Sienna Craig made her first venture deep into Mustang, an ethnically Tibetan area of Nepal, in the rainshadow of the Himalayas. As an equestrian and a buddhing anthropologist, she sought not only to understand what it was like to rely on ... more

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  • Cover image of book China Road: One Man
    China Road: One Man's Journey into the Heart of Modern China - by Rob Gifford

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747593355 | ISBN 10: 0747593353

    Running 3,000 miles from the eat-coast boomtown of Shanghai to the border of Kazakhstan in the north-west, Route 312 - China's 'Route 66' - is a road that Rob Gifford has always wanted to travel.  Gifford's journey and his desire to get to the h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Travels with Herodotus - by Ryszard Kapuscinski

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141021140 | ISBN 10: 0141021144

    Ryszard Kapuscinski was the greatest traveller-reporter of our time. Travels with Herodotus depicts his beginnings as an inexperienced young Polish journalist and reveals what drove him throughout his extraordinary life.  At every encounter ... more

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  • Cover image of book Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to India by Rory Maclean
    Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to India - by Rory Maclean

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141015958 | ISBN 10: 0141015950

    In the 1960s hundreds of thousands of young Westerners, inspired by Kerouac and the Beatles, blazed the 'hippie trail' overland from Istanbul to Kathmandu in search of enlightenment and a bit of cheap dope.  Since the Summer of Love, the coun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Easy-peasy Chinese: Mandarin Chinese for Beginners by Elinor Greenwood
    Easy-peasy Chinese: Mandarin Chinese for Beginners - by Elinor Greenwood

    £8.99   book with CD   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781405318631 | ISBN 10: 1405318635

    Learning Chinese is really difficult, right? Wrong!   Follow Easy Peasy Chinese and youll be able to start speaking, writing and understanding this No.1 lingo in no time.  Look out for the special headphones symbol and listen to the C ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Trying to Keep Still by Jenny Diski
    On Trying to Keep Still - by Jenny Diski

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844080168 | ISBN 10: 1844080161

    Jenny Diski's attempt to keep still and mentally idle resulted in a year in which she travelled to New Zealand, spent two months almost alone in a cottage in the country and visited the S mi people of Lapland.  Diski failed to keep still and lik ... more

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  • Cover image of book Picklehead: From Ceylon to Suburbia - A Memoir of Food, Family and Finding Yourself by Rohan Candappa
    Picklehead: From Ceylon to Suburbia - A Memoir of Food, Family and Finding Yourself - by Rohan Candappa

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780091897796 | ISBN 10: 0091897793

    Part memoir of growing up Asian in 70s South London, part travel-history and part an exotic meditation on the importance of food, Picklehead is a book like no other. When it's not making you laugh, it's making you think or making you hungry. And some ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meetings with Remarkable Muslims by Edited by Barnaby Rogerson and Rose Baring
    Meetings with Remarkable Muslims - by Edited by Barnaby Rogerson and Rose Baring

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780955010507 | ISBN 10: 0955010500

    Meetings with Remarkable Muslims is a collection of travel writing celebrating friendship and the chance encounters that unexpectedly enrich our lives, which shows the diversity of the modern Islamic world and the way in which it continues to inspire ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yoga School Dropout by Lucy Edge
    Yoga School Dropout - by Lucy Edge

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091899233 | ISBN 10: 0091899230

    After over a decade spent working and drinking too much in the world of advertising, Lucy decided she'd had enough of debating what song sunflowers should sing and went in search of a more meaningful way of life. She'd find a guru and strip away the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley
    Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages - by Mark Abley

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099460220 | ISBN 10: 009946022x

    Mark Abley's journeys among the speakers of languages at the brink take him to aboriginal Australia, to American Indian reservations and to elderly Canadian speakers of Yiddish, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back: Wales, the F ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wrong About Japan by Peter Carey
    Wrong About Japan - by Peter Carey

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780571228706 | ISBN 10: 0571228704

    In 2003, twice Booker-winning author Peter Carey travelled to Japan, accompanied by his twelve-year-old son Charley, on a special kind of pilgrimage. In a stunning memoir-cum-travelogue Peter Carey charts this journey, inspired by Charley's passion f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma
    Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma's Frontiers - by Edith Miranted

    £17.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9789745240506 | ISBN 10: 9745240508

    A new memoir of the author's journeys among the brave indegenous peoples of some of Asia's most remote and violent regions. Knowledgably obsessed with Burma's struggle for freedom, American artist/activist Mirante breaks laws and infiltrates borders, ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Dragon Apparent; Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam by Norman Lewis
    A Dragon Apparent; Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam - by Norman Lewis

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780907871330 | ISBN 10: 090787133x

    Travelling through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the twilight of the French colonial regime, Norman Lewis witnesses these ancient civilisations as they were before the terrible devastation of the Vietnam War.  He creates a portrait of traditiona ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Dust by Ma Jian
    Red Dust - by Ma Jian

    £10.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780099283294 | ISBN 10: 0099283298

    'My painter friends think I am a die-hard conservative, my writer friends think I am a man of loose morals. In Jushlin Temple I am a quiet disciple, in the Propaganda Department I am a decadent youth. Women call me a cynical artist, the police call m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Among Insurgents: Walking Through Burma by Shelby Tucker
    Among Insurgents: Walking Through Burma - by Shelby Tucker

    £10.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780007127054 | ISBN 10: 0007127057

    At the age of 53, Shelby Tucker set out to cross Burma on foot from China to India when land access to Burma was forbidden.  Tucker had a rucksack, a diary and some inaccurate maps. He recruited a 6ft 4" Swede, Mats, whom he had met on the train ... more

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