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The Hitchhiker: A Journey Round the Scottish Highlands by Brendan Gisby (McStorytellers) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 21 minutes ago

Have you ever looked back and wondered if you had achieved anything worthwhile in your life, anything worth remembering? In this light-hearted, long short story, a man recalls a journey he took forty years earlier. It was a journey he would always be proud of. The Summer of Love had long gone; the summer of 1970 had only begun. As a despondent twenty-year-old, he decided to seek solace in the solitude of the Scottish Highlands. Come with him now as he recreates his trek there and back. Reminisce with him as he hikes and hitches and stumbles across the parched moors and through the lonely glens. Feel those blisters on his feet. And experience Highlands hospitality 1970-style.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 41 Pages (153 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 14th, 2019

December 1974: A Memoir of a Very True Adventure Hitchhiking Home from College at a Very Specific Time in History by Michael O. Sajbel (Out Cold Entertainment) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

A true story of hitchhiking home from college over Christmas break in 1974

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 182 Pages (586 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 14th, 2019

The Ship That Changed A Thousand Lives: Over a century of history and stories by Ina Koys (The friends of the Eye of the Wind) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Memories frequently die with those who hold them; if they are passed on verbally, they often become embellished to become more attractive, amusing or riveting to a new audience. When the memory is written down by the person who experienced the event, it is retained intact for posterity. The brigantine (now brig) Eye of the Wind, was built in Germany in 1911. Over the first sixty years of her life we understand that she worked as a Baltic trader serving the Northern European and South American trade routes. She also carried Cornish china clay and operated seasonally, fishing for herring off Iceland.It would have been difficult to imagine her current beauty in the early 1970s, when all that remained of her was a burnt out hull following an engine fire. A syndicate of tall ship enthusiasts led by Tiger Timbs purchased the vessel in 1973, and through skill, determination, extreme hard work and ingenuity restored her to above and beyond her former elegance.The Eye had been transformed into an expedition flagship, an historic vessel in commercial films and a tall ship where square sail sailing skills have been passed on to new generations. She carried crew members from countries as diverse as Tibet and Iceland; she circumnavigated the world and rounded the Horn, allowing many people's dreams of travel and adventure to become a reality. In recent years, following changes in ownership, the Eye has remained in the Northern Hemisphere, continuing to introduce fledgling sailors to the joys of tall ships. The idea behind producing a book containing both the Eye's history together with some personal experiences of those associated with her, originated in a conversation between crew members who were concerned that memories would disappear in the mists of time. Over the last 107 years the ship has influenced many lives, broadened horizons, initiated and cemented friendships - even marriages - and exposed those on board to the power and beauty of the sea. This book goes a small ...

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 70 Pages (48,484 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 14th, 2019

Travelling With Maria Embracing Life: Adventures, love and happiness in India, Sri Lanka and Australia by Fred Schäfer (Condor Books) 4.4 Stars (22 Reviews)    Price verified 23 minutes ago

Two young people, just married, decide to sell and give away their Habseligkeiten (belongings) and travel the world. This was at a time when the word Internet had not yet established itself, perhaps wasn't even invented, mobile phones didn't exist and a one minute phone call from Australia to Germany cost around four dollars (today less than four cents). A few decades later, after the publication of The Short and Wonderful Life of Henry Hemingway - Fred Schäfer's wildly humorous and hard-hitting memoir of his years in Berlin, the USA and Canada - he writes about his and Maria's travel adventures. He surprises his readers with an enchanting and tender love story about their two year journey through India, Sri Lanka and Australia. Travelling with Maria is an entertaining book, a page turner, full of amazing events like running away from wild elephants, meeting a goddess in a Hindu temple, lunchtime striptease shows in an Australian pub and a lot, lot more. Ultimately, it is a book about embracing life.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 216 Pages (1,165 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 14th, 2019

Twenty-four Million Dragons: A Texan and a Michigander in China (Traveling the World Book 4) by Sally Hull Price verified 3 hours ago

This is an account of Charlie Hull's first time in China, accompanied by his wife Sally who taught English in Shanghai China some fifteen years earlier. With only a scattered handful of Chinese words between then, they tackle taxis, subways, buses and planes. How does one order food in a restaurant in which no one speaks English? And what about when the map lists streets where none exist? With 24 million people in the city of Shanghai, surely there is someone who can point them in the right direction. Yes, and more. Meet the lovely people of this ancient country, people who go out of their way to help the lost visitor and who laugh at shared jokes that do not need words. Everyone laughs in the lame language.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 263 Pages (6,201 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Buddha's Hammer: An Ennin Mystery #8 by Ben Stevens (Nanbanjin) 4.2 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

A wealthy Chinese merchant lies dead - his face completely destroyed... The magistrate believes that the merchant's horse delivered the fatal blow with its hoof - an unfortunate accident... But Ennin is not so sure... For a mysterious man has recently been seen in the neighborhood - a man who appears not to have any hands... Soon, Ennin discovers just what is meant by 'Buddha's Hammer'... This is the 8th Ennin Mystery Amazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles) 'The mysteries are intriguing and unusual... Can't put the stories down... Well worth the price... ' Jay Gold 'Mystery from historic Japan... like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting... ' Nysaa 'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai... ' M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer 'These Ennin Mysteries are absolutely fabulous... ' sshap 'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail... ' Pauline 'Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan... Very similar to Holmes and Watson... ' Eileen Sedgwick 'An excellent Japanese detective series... I enjoy each and every story... ' R. Russell 'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens' characters and Doyle's. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I've read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended... ' Abby Normal 'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting... ' Gerry H 'Once you start this, I'm betting you won't be able to set it down until you finish it... ' Judy 'The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story... ' J. Cepeda 'Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched... ' D. Werdin 'Wonderful... Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter ...

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 24 Pages (2,967 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Las Vegas Sized Potato Chips by Pete Marchesi (The blue dragon publishing company) Price verified 6 hours ago

I forget... I think I was in Vegas.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 28 Pages (179 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

The Enlightenment Collection by Baruch Spinoza (Steppenwolf Press) Price verified 9 hours ago

The Enlightenment included a range of ideas centered on the sovereignty of reason and the evidence of the senses as the primary sources of knowledge and advanced ideals such as liberty, progress, toleration, fraternity, constitutional government and separation of church and state. In France, the central doctrines of the Enlightenment philosophers were individual liberty and religious tolerance, in opposition to an absolute monarchy and the fixed dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church. The Enlightenment was marked by an emphasis on the scientific method and reductionism, along with increased questioning of religious orthodoxy -- an attitude captured by the phrase Sapere aude (Dare to know). The Enlightenment Collection brings together the greatest works to emerge from this incredible period of human intellectual creativity. Featuring: Meditations on First Philosophy, by Rene Descartes The Ethics, by Baruch Spinoza Essay Concerning Human Understanding, by John Locke An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume The Social Contract, by Jean Jacques Rousseau The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine Manifesto of the Communist Party, by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau and On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 2,099 Pages (2,411 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Greetings from by Campbell Jefferys (Rippple Books) Price verified 11 hours ago

This collection of travel stories has been gathered over twenty years of travel and writing. They cover many places and themes, but all circle around the idea of being a stranger in a strange land. As a sample, the stories involve playing street basketball in New York, going underground in Berlin, pushing a boat in Indonesia, chasing ghosts in Vienna, and going back in time on Lanzarote.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 252 Pages (3,111 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Best Urban Hotels in America by Janelle Lassalle (Bravo Your City!) Price verified 12 hours ago

Dive into some of America's most stylish urban hotels across twenty of our favorite cities. Located within various culturally iconic cities, each hotel is equipped with top of the line service and surrounding neighborhoods with food and entertainment that complement a stay at these beautiful destinations.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 172 Pages (13,586 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Washington D.C. Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in Washington D.C. (Globetrotter Guide Books) by Marc Cook (Loco Media) 1.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Washington: Discover the US Capital! Are you thinking of your next vacation, but you're not sure where to go? Would you prefer some quiet time meditating in a dazzling garden, or would you like a more adrenaline filled trip, with opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Or, maybe, you want to discover a new culture and experience a brand new city. Well then look no further. Washington is the place to visit whether you're interested in just one or every one of these options. This capital of the United States offers its visitors some spectacular gardens, beautiful historic neighborhoods and amazing natural parks just waiting to be explored. With so many things to see and do in Washington, deciding on how to spend your time can be quite agonizing. That is why you should definitely get this compact book, which has narrowed down all the available attractions into a list of the most appealing that will aide in your decision making. Inside the Washington Travel Guide: • National Arboretum • Queen Anne Hill • Kubota Garden • The Cascade Mountains • Bloedel Reserve • Olympic National Park • Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum • Library of Congress • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site • Sky View Observatory Nature lovers can find refuge on one of Washington's many spectacular green spaces. The idyllic landscapes will be more than enough to keep you entertained and happy during your stay. Washington also has several historic neighborhoods with great architecture and old-time charm. Starting with Queen Anne Hill, tourists who wish to experience the Washington lifestyle should simply take a stroll past the colorful historic houses. One of the many things Washington is famous for is having the world's largest library. But, did you know you can take a tour of the Library of Congress and marvel not only at its book collection but the magnificent architecture as well? Well, in this easy to read travel guide you'll find out which ...

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 26 Pages (1,253 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Charleston Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in Charleston (Globetrotter Guide Books) by Marc Cook (Loco Media) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Charleston: The Delights of Southern Comfort Await! Are you dreaming of your next vacation, but are not sure where to go? Would you prefer some quiet time meditating in a dazzling garden, or would you like a more history filled trip, with opportunities to explore interesting museums. Or, maybe, you want to discover and experience a brand new city. Well then look no further. Charleston is the place to visit whether you're interested in just one or all of these options. This American city in the state of South Carolina offers its visitors some of the most spectacular gardens in America, beautiful plantation houses and amazing nature parks just waiting to be explored. It can be overwhelming when trying to decide what to do while visiting Charleston with all the remarkable attractions available throughout the Lowcountry. That is why you should definitely get this compact book, which makes it easier for you to choose the attractions that peak your interests, and the places you can't miss while visiting Charleston. Inside the Charleston Travel Guide: • Rainbow Row • St. Philip's Church • Circular Congregational Church • Nathaniel Russell House • The Battery & White Point Garden • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens • Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens • Middleton Place • Center for Birds of Prey • Old Slave Mart Museum, Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon Follow in the footsteps of the locals and seek respite in one of Charleston's spectacular gardens. The idyllic landscapes will be more than enough to keep you happy and entertained during your stay. Charleston also has several colonial homes with great architecture and old-world charm. Starting with the Nathaniel Russell House, tourists who want to experience the old Charleston lifestyle should simply take a stroll through the historic home. One of the many things Charleston is famous for is its centuries-old gardens. But, did you know you can take a tour of one of the many gardens and learn ...

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 26 Pages (1,526 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Las Vegas Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in Las Vegas (Globetrotter Guide Books) by Marc Cook (Loco Media) 2.5 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Lose yourself on the mesmerizing streets of Las Vegas Sin City, the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas has many nicknames and one infamous reputation. With hundreds of thousands of visitors flocking to its world-renowned casinos, this city is a veritable playground for adults in search of a good time. Whether you are interested in the best spots to place a bet, play a really good poker game or simply bask in the lavish atmosphere of a dazzling resort, Las Vegas is the place to be. You don't have to be a serious gambler in order to enjoy all the incredible things this city has to offer. An oasis of lights and noise right in the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is famous for many things, including its ginormous hotels, great shopping places and sold-out shows. However, it can be quite difficult to navigate all the amazing things this American city has to offer. That is why you need this compact e-book which features the best places to visit, see and experience in Sin City. Inside Las Vegas Travel Guide: • Las Vegas Strip • Bellagio • Stratosphere Tower • Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park • New York - New York • Fremont Street • Town Square • The Atomic Testing Museum • Caesars Palace • Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat Las Vegas is famous not only for its great gambling opportunities. This mesmerizing city is a mecca for any shopping enthusiast, while history buffs can find out more about the first Mormon settlers in the area and also about the experiments conducted by scientists at the Nevada Test Site, just 65 miles outside the city limits. Adrenaline junkies will have the time of their lives on thrill rides at the Stratosphere Tower, or zip-lining across Fremont Street Experience. Don't forget about the heart-stopping rollercoaster which gives its passenger the ride of their lives through the most famous buildings in... New York. That's right! Las Vegas boasts a resort modeled after the Big Apple's ...

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 38 Pages (784 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Camping Tips & Ideas: The Ultimate 101 Camping Guide for Beginners by Robert Fairbanks (Loco Media) 4.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Your Ultimate Camping Guide What's great about this book is that it contains lots of DIY hacks and tips for camping that even seasoned campers can get a good idea from. This book is the perfect go to guide for beginners in camping because it will also help them choose or buy camping gear necessities like tents, sleeping bags and even other necessary camping gears. Backed with camping experience, these how to buying guides will help buyers decide the perfect camping gear for them, keeping in mind the cost, frequency of use and important little details that they should know of before buying. This book offers the reader a lot of camping tips and tricks. Other benefits that can be had from this camping guide are: • It talks about camping clothing that you need to pack. It helps you to pack what's necessary and what's not. How to lessen your baggage with DIY hacks. • Since you are venturing to the great outdoors, the book has a lot of useful information on the dangers that you may meet and how to cure or prevent these dangers from ruining your camping trip. A good example is a DIY hack that deters ticks that could be carriers of Lyme disease. • A lot of newbie campers, just pitch their tent without a thought of their comfort. Armed with this book , it helps you pick the right camping spot away from natural dangers like falling branches or the all too high probability of pitching a tent and all the while inhaling your neighbor's campfire smoke. • The book will also teach you how to choose a good spot for getting potable water. Plus, it also lists ways of how to purify and sterilize drinking water in the wilderness. • Lastly, it will also teach you a lot of DIY cooking hacks that will help you make delicious and easy to make meals during your camping trip. So if you are looking for the perfect camping guide this book will serve you well.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 40 Pages (601 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Austin Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in Austin (Globetrotter Guide Books) by Marc Cook (Loco Media) 2.4 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Austin: Experience the Live Music Capital of the World! You've already decided on Austin for your next vacation destination. Once you're here though, where do you go to make the most of your time? How about playing and relaxing as you enjoy the live music scene and nightlife? Or would you prefer a more adrenaline filled trip, with fun opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Or, maybe, you want to discover and experience a brand new city. Whatever gets you going, Austin is just the place to visit. This city in the state of Texas offers its visitors some of the most amazing live music venues in the country, beautiful modern attractions and amazing natural parks just waiting to be explored. For such a small city, there are so many amazing things to see and do in Austin. The many Austin attractions offer an aura of intrigue and charm that is certain to appeal to all visitors. To help you narrow the scope of where to take your next vacation in Austin, this must-have compact book features a compilation of the best destinations the city has to offer. Inside the Austin Travel Guide: • The Mexic-Arte Museum • Paramount Theater • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center • The Driskill Hotel • South Congress Avenue • Congress Avenue Bridge Bats • 6th Street • The Texas State Capitol • Texas Hill Country • Hamilton Pool Follow in the footsteps of famous musicians and seek refuge in one of Austin's spectacular live music venues. The ambiance alone will be more than enough to keep you entertained and happy during your stay. Austin also has several historic sites with great architecture and charm. Starting with the Texas State Capitol, tourists who want to experience Austin history should simply take a stroll under the Capitol rotunda. One of the many things Austin is famous for is its live music scene. And you too can attend one of the many live music venues and watch amazing performances by some great artists. In this easy to read travel ...

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 38 Pages (1,717 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

20 things to do in Vizag (20 Things (Discover India) Book 13) by David Riley Price verified 14 hours ago

Visakhapatnam, often locally known as Vizag is currently the largest city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Often called "The Goa of the East," it is popular for its unspoiled and sparsely populated beautiful beaches. Although it is majorly an industrial port city, it has a lot to offer to people visiting Vizag, especially because of its amazing location, nestled amidst lush-green hills and the Bay of Bengal. Apart from its natural beauty and picturesque setting, Visakhapatnam has several museums and landmarks, which add to the historicity of the place, including several Hindu temples as well as Buddhist sites. This book takes on an attempt to uncover some of these, in the form of '20 things to do' in Vizag. So, enjoy the list to a point where you can't just read about the 'Jewel of the East Coast' anymore, and you just "HAVE TO" go to Vizag and experience it all with your own eyes.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 31 Pages (2,202 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

50 things to do in Odisha (50 Things (Discover India) Book 13) by David Riley Price verified 15 hours ago

Odisha is one of the 29 states of India, located in eastern India, by the Bay of Bengal. Formerly known as Orissa (until 2011), the state is famous for its plethora of beautiful Hindu temples that are centuries old and form a rich part of the cultural heritage of the state. Historically, the borders of the state of Odisha are very similar to the borders of the Kalinga land, which was invaded by emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty in 261 BC leading to the Kalinga War. Odia (formerly known as Oriya) is the native language spoken in the state, and many people would be speaking this language, especially in smaller towns and villages. English none-the-less is spoken and understood quiet well in the state, like in rest of India and a tourist going there wouldn't face any problems as far as language barriers are concerned. Throughout history, Odisha has majorly been ruled by and comprised of a vast majority of Hindu population. Owing to this fact, over the centuries Odisha has accumulated a vast cultural heritage of some of the best Hindu temple architecture in the world. The golden triangle of the three cities Bhubaneshwar-Puri-Konark is world famous for its display of Hindu temple architecture at its best, and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world to witness these architectural wonders. These intricately decorated religious structures built from a period of 10th Century AD to 13th Century AD, are what makes up the heart of tourism in Odisha. Odisha has a lot of historic, natural, as well as modern wonders to offer, and this book makes an attempt to capture it all in the form of '50 things to do' in Odisha. So, enjoy the list to a point where you can't just read anymore, and you just "HAVE TO" go to Odisha and experience it all with your own eyes. Also check out other books in the series on various Indian cities including Kolkata, Amritsar, Vizag, Hyderabad, Goa, Shimla, Pune, Mangalore, Nashik, Kerala, and many more.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 39 Pages (2,201 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

St. James' Way in a Tuxedo/Camino de Santiago en esmoquin: Bilingual Edition English-Spanish by Philipp Winterberg Price verified 18 hours ago

Bilingual Edition English-Spanish St. James' Way in a Tuxedo? Really? Really. A Danish pilgrim has arrived wearing his finest get-up because he thinks that Spanish restaurants won't let him in otherwise. Other pilgrims bring their hammocks, huge dictionaries, solar-powered chargers, bags full of supplies, batteries... For more than a thousand years, pilgrims have followed St. James' Way - you would expect that by now, word about a good packing list would have spread already. On the contrary: many pilgrims arrive with enormous backpacks, weighing 20-30 kilograms, and damage their feet, knees and shoulders before spending lots of money on sending huge packages back home. In short episodes, the author describes the confusion of getting equipment, eventually making his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela carrying only 3 kilograms in his backpack. This equipment guide is a must-have for pilgrims of every age, who want to arrive healthy and safely in Santiago de Compostela!

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 301 Pages (7,539 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Spanish Language Lessons: Your Beginner’s Guide to Learn Spanish Language While in Your Car or Working Out! by Language Learning Mastery 4.9 Stars (32 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Are you someone who is looking for a book that can provide a fast and effective way to learn Spanish? Or are you someone looking to improve their basic Spanish language skills? Or are you looking to visit Spain or a Spanish-speaking country and want to know how to converse with the locals in their own language? If you answer yes to any of the above questions, then this book is for you. This book contains what valuable language learning books must have. The first part of this book is an in-depth guide to understanding the complex Spanish grammar. Each concept is explained simply and illustrated with lots of examples so that anyone will be able to learn even on their own. Sure, you can pick up words and phrases and learn how to count in Spanish but they can never get you far. If you want to have real conversations, you can't just memorize. You need to have a deep understanding of the language. The second part of this book provides you a vast collection of useful everyday words and expressions. If you're planning on traveling to any Spanish-speaking country, this book has everything you need to converse effectively from the airport to your hotel so you won't have to worry about any miscommunication. This book won't only guide you through your trip; it will also help you get the most out of it. This is what you'll learn after buying this book: The basic of Spanish Language as Spelling and Pronunciation The Parts of Speech Verbs The Four Types of Sentences How to Communicate in Spanish Useful word for Food, Travel, Shopping, Health and Emergency and much, much more! get your copy today!

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 140 Pages (3,122 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Sixteen Stranded on a Desert Island by Yoriko Takasaku (Takasaku Translations) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Fateful Journey Back in Time, Surprising Glimpse of the Asian Mind This non-fiction account is based upon the true story of a shipwreck which occurred on May 20, 1899. Sixteen men became stranded on a small island in the Pacific Ocean, and all of them lived there together with perseverance and hope, surviving successfully until they were rescued. The book was published in Japanese for the first time in 1943, and has continued to be popular with readers of all ages in Japan for many decades. The English translation has recently been released and is now drawing interest from readers in many countries. When we read this book, we can step outside of our current modern-day perspective and glimpse into the mindset of Asian fishermen and sealife researchers more than a century in the past. The men display a bold and yet gentle spirit of courage, innovation and cooperation which is rare today, and attractive. The reader feels as if he or she is also stranded on the island, striving with the men in their dilemma. The Japanese version of this book continues to be reprinted, and has garnered hundreds of positive and appreciative reviews. Now the story is newly available for a much wider audience of readers to enjoy in English. It conveys a peculiarly compelling and intriguing "Zen" nature. If you would like to have an adventurous journey of traveling backwards in Time to experience being shipwrecked with comrades on a tiny island, and yet come away from it alive and satisfied and positively influenced by the experience -- this book will do it for you.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 249 Pages (2,343 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

The Boy on the Floating Island: An Ennin Mystery #35 by Ben Stevens (Nanbanjin) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A young Chinese warrior-monk roams the seas, drifting on a remarkable floating island... His only companion, an irritable parrot named Feng... When a storm blows this tiny island into a Japanese harbor, Ennin learns the young man's extraordinary story... This is the 35th Ennin Mystery. From the author of BIG SOUND TEMPLE Amazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles) 'This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker's Akitada... ' Mcb. 'Delightful short story... Enjoy!... ' PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER) '(The) Ennin series is intriguing... Recommend these stories to all... ' Chris 'Stevens has created an interesting character and placed him in a colorful place and time in history. Stevens is cranking out stories with a certain rapidity now. That's great news to those of us who enjoy his stories... ' AN 'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining... feels as if it is both contemporary and traditional. A rare achievement... ' Kenny51 'An excellent Japanese detective series... I enjoy each and every story... ' R. Russell 'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens' characters and Doyle's. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I've read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended... ' Abby Normal 'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting... ' Gerry H 'Once you start this, I'm betting you won't be able to set it down until you finish it... ' Judy 'The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story... ' J. Cepeda 'Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched... ' D. Werdin 'Wonderful... Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum... ' AcerAcer 'Ben Stevens is masterful. I can't ...

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 12 Pages (1,626 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Filthy Beast: The Diary of an English Teacher in China by The White Buffalo 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This is the story of a sad little teacher who lives in China with his crazy wife and ungrateful son. He provides them with ample spending money and a wonderful apartment in Beijing, but they simply don't care. In fact, they abuse him unmercifully. He gets up for work every morning like a good man should only to get kicked in the nuts on a constant basis. Our protagonist rarely complains. He simply trudges through life with a retarded smile plastered upon his good-natured face. HIs is a tale of woe. Yet, with that said, it's good for a few laughs. Be careful. This diary is filled with obscene sexual images and graphic details of an ongoing psychic war. Read at your own peril.

Genre: Travel [x]
Length: 152 Pages (1,335 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Creating Journals (Book 12) - Bangkok to Singapore by Viv Rosser (Essential Art) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A travelogue can be a daily journal, written drawn or collated as you travel. It can support your awareness and turn a journey into a pilgrimage. It can be a personal growth tool that helps you to look at your reactions to new experiences and each environmental space. It can include written documents, fliers, pictures drawings, photographs taken, memorabilia, and diary contemplations. This one was written on my journey from Bangkok to Singapore and I have used this trip to provide examples for journal writing. To discover more about our selves and become self-realised we have to explore our experiences, you can do this close to home or by travelling far and wide; I hope this book will encourage you to keep a journal while you do. Made for kindle-fire with pictures and illustrations; this book will run on any device with a kindle-fire app. Ultimately when we choose to truly observe what is in front of us... we grow.

Genre: Travel [x]
Size: 5,948 KB
Lending: Enabled
Added: Dec 13th, 2019
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