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  • Unexpected Light : Travels in Afghanistan
    by Jason Elliot
    Part travelogue, part historical evocation, part personal quest, and part reflection on the joys and perils of passage, An Unexpected Light is the stunning account of Jason Elliot's journey through Afghanistan ...
    Listed under Afghanistan

    River Town : Two Years on the Yangtze
    by Peter Hessler
    Peace Corps teacher for two years in the backblocks of China has produced a superbly crafted book.
    Listed under China

    Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey
    by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
    Outstanding travel writing from a master of the genre.
    Paperback Reissue edition (September 1982)
    Random House (Paper); ISBN: 0394711955

    Exploring Kyoto : On Foot Through the Ancient Capital
    by Judith Clancy
    Listed under Japan

    The River's Tale : A Year on the Mekong
    by Edward A. Gargan
    (Hardcover)

    Eastward to Tartary : Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus
    by Robert D. Kaplan, Jason Epstein (Editor)
    (Hardcover)

    Off the Rails in Phnom Penh: Into the Dark Heart of Guns, Girls, and Ganja
    by Amit Gilboa
    (Mass Market Paperback)

    Shooting the Boh : A Woman's Voyage Down the Wildest River in Borneo (Vintage Departures)
    by Tracy Johnston
    Listed under Indonesia

    The Trouser People: A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire
    by Andrew Marshall
    In The Trouser People, Andrew Marshall recounts his ambitious crisscrossing of contemporary Burma, which emerges as isolated, heartbreaking, fitfully resilient, and, to Western eyes, certainly, often exotically unfathomable. Marshall's compass is the life of a now-obscure Victorian adventurer, Sir George Scott. He draws distinct parallels between British imperialism and Burma's crushing, present-day military dictatorship. But The Trouser People is less analysis than witty, candid travelogue, highlighted by excursions into the remote territory of some of the country's many ethnic minorities. Most fascinating among these are the Wa, former headhunters who now control much of Burma's drug trade. Through their territory Marshall tramps in search of a mysterious lake, whose waters, Wa myth has it, were their birthplace. This muscular, anecdotal narrative, by centering on individuals and the quotidian complexities of Burmese life, washes a country too often capsulized in black and white into bright color. --H. O'Billovitch - Amazon.com
    (Hardcover -- March 5, )

    Beyond the Last Village : A Journey of Discovery in Asia's Forbidden Wilderness
    by Alan Rabinowitz
    In 1993, Alan Rabinowitz, called "the Indiana Jones" of wildlife science by The New York Times, arrived for the first time in the country of Myanmar, known until 1989 as Burma, uncertain of what to expect. Working under the auspices of the Wildlife Conservation Society, his goal was to establish a wildlife research and conservation program and to survey the country's wildlife. He succeeded beyond all expectations, not only discovering a species of primitive deer completely new to science but also playing a vital role in the creation of Hkakabo Razi National Park, now one of Southeast Asia's largest protected areas. The Publisher.
    Hardcover: 300 pages
    Island Press; ISBN: 1559637994;

    Lonely Planet Vietnam (Vietnam, 6th Ed)
    by Mason Florence, Robert Storey
    Lonely Planet offers a fully updated guide to the natural and cultural wonders of a country of sublime beauty. This book will help you discover Vietnam's pristine beaches, lush rainforests, best highland treks, as well as the colorful nightlife of Saigon. It also includes places to stay and eat for a wide range of budgets. Highlights include special sections on visiting hill tribes and language. --Kathryn True - Amazon.com
    Paperback: 616 pages
    Lonely Planet; ISBN: 1864501898; 6th edition (March )

    Lonely Planet Cambodia (Cambodia, 3rd Ed)
    by Nick Ray
    Paperback: 224 pages
    Lonely Planet; ISBN: 0864426704; 3rd edition
     

    Lonely Planet Korean Phrasebook
    Lonely Planet Korean Phrasebook
    by Minkyoung Kim, J. D. Hilts
    Paperback from Lonely Planet
     
    Groovy Map & Guide Bangkok by Night
    Groovy Map & Guide Bangkok by Night
    by Aaron Frankel
    Map from Groovy Map Co Ltd
     
    Hotel Stories: Legendary Hideaways of the World
    by Francisca Matteoli
    Hardcover from Assouline
     
    Turkey (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by Suzanne Swan, DK Publishing
    Paperback from DK Publishing
     
    The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia
    by Paul Theroux
    Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)
     
    Lonely Planet Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka, 9th Ed)
    by Richard Plunkett, Brigitte Ellemor
    Paperback from Lonely Planet
     
    Nepal (Nepal, 6th Ed)
    by Bradley Mayhew, Lindsay Brown, Wanda Vivequin
    Paperback from Lonely Planet
     
    Sanctuary: The Temples of Angkor
    by Steve McCurry
    Hardcover from Phaidon Press Inc.
     

     
     
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